Overnights

The best nights
lately
have lasted well into morning.

And while we dispense
with experiences
and what we hope
is good advice,
they remind us
what it was like to be
20,
underemployed,
passionate,
ambitious,
and impatient.

Because if you keep at it,
it gets better.
Right?

Maybe it doesn’t get better,
maybe it just changes
with you
and becomes something
familiar
that you can handle.

Which is better.

And the things
that don’t change
with you
make such a racket
exiting your life,
but the memories
get so quiet…

Which is also better.

-GD Butler

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