Two stems and a cap

for Irina

There was a poem.

I did the laundry.
I took out the garbage.
I ate some mushrooms.
I went for a walk,
and I got it.

Why do we go on?

It's this desire for a state
in which the whole world
expresses itself to you
as one,
and it always knows
just what to say.

Talent is

Looking at it,
taking a deep breath,
and being able to tell
if it's good.