1. Reasons to Survive November - Tony Hoagland
    so I shove joy like a knife / into my own heart over and over / and I force myself toward pleasure, / and I love this November life / where I run like a train / deeper and deeper / into the land of my enemies
  2. You Can't Have It All - Barbara Ras
    If I could I would bite / every sorrow until it fled, and when it is August, / you can have it August and abundantly so.
  3. No Going Back - Wendell Berry
    Every day you have less reason not to give yourself away