Letting go is hard for me,
I hang on to men way past the expiration date
In hopes things will change, and we can work it out.
I have learned to let go of men like that
But hang on to books,
They are the milestones of my life—
I keep books about local politics,
Collections from Kooser, Ai, and Chock,
Even an inscribed Bible from a devout friend,
Other books are ready for letting go but
Wait for Covid restrictions to ease for donations,
They linger like silent guests.