Tuesday, July 13, 2021

Not So Bad

Solicitude wells up like that unwelcomed guest
that comes at the most inopportune time
like when the timer on the stove is going off
and have to pull the pizza out of the oven

Change creates a moment of lip licking
contemplating a new response
while fear wants to shout at me like my
little league baseball coach when I strike out

Then just sigh as I process the mental gymnastics
swinging between the parallel bars
gyrating hoping grip holds
desperate to nail the dismount

The adrenaline surge when it's over
and wanting to do it again
learning it wasn't so bad
didn't even hear the crowd

Poem 21-194v
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