No Off Switch

The problem arises when I love
more than one
and I must determine
how to allocate time and attention.

It is not like there are two moons
that split expectation
or create gravitational distortions
evident in tides.

Sometimes I just need to make a choice
and live with one happiness
instead of risking greed
and ending up with no one.

I have not sorted and catalogued my sins
nor found a way to eject them
from this blue planet
into orbit or deeper space.

I return to the currency of kindness
especially as it resides in my voice.
It does not require an orbital satellite
or lunar event to relay messages.

copyright © 2023 Kenneth P. Gurney

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