Advice to Myself by Jane Hirshfield

Advice to Myself
by Jane Hirshfield

The computer file
of which
I have no recollection
is labeled “advice to myself”

I click it open
look
scroll further down

the screen
stays backlit and empty

thus I meet myself again
hopeful and useless

a mystery

precisely as I must
have done
on August 19, 2010, 11:08 a.m.

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