Empty your mind of all
you’ll never do. Just by breathing.
Live in Corsica or Alexandria
finish the big novel by the bed
get rid of books you haven’t read and you won’t read them either
all those clothes to give away like the purple silk afghani dress
you haven’t worn in almost 20 years but that purple
is perfect hanging there those dishes
that should go to Housing Works
exercise class you’ll never take people you’d intended
to invite for dinner volunteering in the shelter
forget about the list of What I’ll Never Do
just breathe, and then, breathe again and after a while
you’ll just be breathing and maybe you won’t remember
that you’d promised yourself by summer this or that
would be done and all you have to do is breathe.