I have been pondering desires versus expectations. The truth of the space and place between, and what I believe. How what I experience and believe are interrelated in hopes versus expectations. Here is the free verse poem:
Space Between Desires and Expectations
Expectations are fantasy outcomes in the mind.
Expectations may be based in familiar and deep wound want healed.
Desires are hopes and longings residing in soul.
Desires are places in soul needing expression.
Expectations project my "garbage" on another.
Expectations are false places based on what believe entitled to.
Desire releases need to control, freedom.
Desire dwells in journey of present moment.
Tension in space between desire and expectation.
Expectations hijack hopes, longings, and desires.
"Manage" expectations is just managing disappoint.
Healthy to live in place of satisfying relationship with desires, hopes, and longings.
About the Author: Brian Bucks lives on a small horse ranch in Western Nebraska and is a husband, father, electrical engineer, and poet.
Image is of sunrise near Scott's Bluff National Monument taken on way to work this past Fall.