Double down

step by step into the future

inch by inch
I crept along the lengthwise of the sky

as I am trying to shake off

trying to ignore
the easy fortune of others who took a step
and ended up with a quantum leap

my past and the past

gradually I, slowly I, I by degrees
splinter by splinter
all the splinters however became silver

of my ancestors

it was unbearable
but it was worth it

and the evil eye


I tried to make light of it
by complaining but my comedy became
insufferable

they garnered

steadily, unwaveringly, undeviatingly

during the journey


I am not the victim
in this story

so that I may know

I am just trying to be
heroic, for me

a light

eventually, in due course,
in the end, by and by:

for myself

inch by inch I creep along
the lengthwise of the sky

and for my children

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