Make do and mend

Of all the things we can’t afford to junk too soon,

to chuck out while there’s still some wear left in it,

trade in for something similar but new,

this is the one we most need to hang onto.

Patch it up;

refresh it if it seems a little stale,

replace the parts that haven’t worked for years.


Renew old love. Make do and mend.

Sustain, and be sustained by it, until the end.