Wednesday, February 22, 2012


That shiny exterior lures you every time.
Yet, still you bite.
Why can't you see those backward facing points?
It's hard because they are hidden so perfectly behind the glitz and shine.
So, you bite again.
Dragging you deeper and deeper in.
Even further than you thought you'd go.
Time passes
and you bite once more, thinking it may be different.
But it's not.
Not until
that day.
The day when you just can't bite anymore
because you've recognized the bait
and realized it is false.
And, Oh my! ....It's Always been false!
This is the day that you swim.
Swim faster and more accurately than you've ever had before.
But, for how long?

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Embracing A Tree

There is a secret to growing old that I struggle to embrace. I believe it has something to do with accepting the changes. What once was a rather unified surface is now an unexpected, lumpy terrain that refuses to cooperate with my wardrobe. Things that stood high have shifted and settled. It's taken me a long time to become settled. It should feel better. It should feel more like an arrival. It should feel like wining a medal or some kind of symbol as to how far I've come.
I see this tree everyday when I walk the dogs. She wears her lumps and crevices proudly, front and center. This embrace forms a very strong symbol; one that reminds me how much further I have to go.
Thanks tree.