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Hey, gang! Hope you’re getting your thankful on today. Alright, well here’s a poem!

“To All You Mountain Goat Feet and Smiling Lifeboats

Thank you for the sun.
Thank you for the blinds.
Thank you for the crack in the blinds.
Thank you for these eyes.
Thank you for the morning in these eyes
for waking up
for yawns
stretches
creaks and cracks
for first breaths.
Thank you for firsts.
Thank you for firsts
that disguise themselves so well
as beginnings after an end.
Thank you for the ends and what’s left but rebar.
Thank you for what is behind me.
Thank you for what is in front of me.
Thank you for jeans.
Thank you for boots.
Thank you for miles
and miles
and tires
and miles
and miles
and smiles.
Thank you for teeth
these tuning forks for forgiveness.
Thank you for ears
forgetting the shape of “tone deaf” in my mouth
and the sound of skin on my tongue.
Thank you for my tongue.
For voice.
For taste.
Thank you for food.
Thank you for sharing.
Thank you for friends.
For family.
For hands.
Thank you for work
and worry
and cops
and suits
and force
and ravishment
and broken trust
and the bastards who made me what I am.
The fans for my flames.
The sides for my thorns.
Thank you for weary.
For better days.
For a home.
For pride in action and sweat.
For smoothed knots,
cradled crepitus,
and holding on.
Thank you for pillows.
For sheets
and comforters and their palms.
For the crack in the blinds.
For the blinds.
For night.
For night.
For sleep.
For the time until the sun.

Thank you for not doing it when I could have.
When I wanted to
when it filled the windshield.
I still can.
I still hear it sometimes.
But thank you for not
and instead
turning around
and thanking the sun.

Thank you for the sun.
Thank you for the sun.”

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