Redo (M8)

from Helices by Jenny Katz

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What would we do with a redo?
Would it be fun to undo our lives?
Where would we go and
who’d we be this time?
Prolly a lot of things that we’d like to have changed
Problem is making sure the good things remain
Cause what if they’re woven
like two strands of the same DNA?

Is there a line that you'd choose to undraw
if every line after that would get wiped off the wall
I’m not sure I could do that —
this life may be trouble but it’s mine
Of course I would like to ease some of the pain
I admit it’s been a shitshow,
all of it though has made us who we are —
and that’s not nothing; we’ve made it pretty far, you and me

We say
“If only”
“I wish I would’ve”
“It could’ve been so much more”
Get a brand new lover, but you’ve got the same old needs
Plant a big new garden, you’ll be pulling out the same old weeds

Would a redo really please us?
Would it feel like a better life?
Or are humans made to always see it greener on the other side?
I'm sure there's a lot of things that you'd like to have changed
Problem is making sure the good things remain
Cause I think they’re woven like two strands of DNA

We say
“If only”
“I wish I would’ve”
“It could’ve been so much more”
Dissatisfaction is a feature, not a bug
But, look, I get to love you —
so I ain't messing with this timeline, thank you very much

Just gonna sit right here

We don't need to do a redo
Let’s just be here and live our lives together

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from Helices, released December 12, 2022

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Jenny Katz Northampton, Massachusetts

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