Homer, The Rapids, Hudson River, Adirondacks, 1894
Fifty years ago I learned to jump off the calendar
but I kept getting drawn back on for reasons
of greed and my imperishable stupidity.
Of late I've escaped those fatal squares
with their razor-sharp numbers for longer and longer.
I had to become the moving water I already am.
- Jim Harrison, from "Calendars"
Keep reminding me.