she seems to have had little problem letting me go
falling away
in trajectories free of my
will
or influence
into the loneliness
of deep space
and blanket of stars
guidance systems have malfunctioned again
i seek a new north star
holding my breath
hoping for the best
cold numbing my outstretched fingers…

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what if i told you
well, actually i’m just making this shit up
but… if i told you
that the fountain of youth is energy
and how you manage yours
each and every day
that a second cup of coffee
placed strategically
between lunch and bedtime
might impart superpowers
powers of insight
inspiration
poetry…

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John McElhenney

John McElhenney

John McElhenney is an author, life coach, and musician who lives in Austin, Texas. He’s best known for his single dad blog, The Whole Parent. (wholeparent.org)