i started making a list of
things to accomplish
before i die. it
is written in blue pen, and,
i've left plenty of blank space
for checkmarks:

take cello lessons
become a mother
go skydiving
learn how to read latin
open a coffeeshop
go on a trip around the world
publish a book
change someone's life.

…so on and so forth.

i'm proud to say that
at the age of nineteen, i
already have something
crossed off, accomplished:

fall completely and wholly in love.