Here it is – again – that feeling

Here it is – again – that feeling
of not being enough for them

This day [& future days] of my
presence – only cash & advice
[no interest charge] – my stale
present handed over without
ceremony/ I feel separated – I
am loosened & drift-dropped

I’ll never read stories to their
kids [they choose not to have
their own weights on earth – I
agree with fewer new humans
being a healthy response to a
planet’s complaints]/ No kids
to anoint as my grandchildren

Here it is – again – that feeling
of not being enough for them