Spelling Words Well

Love and Death,
the rest, details,

empty blocks in
life’s crossword
puzzle. Fill in
your blanks
the best you can.
Guess, surmise,
or let it go.
Use a pen or
use a pencil.
Time and luck
complete the spaces
you can’t manage.
Skill’s an illusion.
The moving hand
writes. No matter.
In the end,

Love and Death,
the rest, details.

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