Jane Hirshfield – Advice to Myself

Jane Hirshfield (February 24, 1953 -)

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.