I have been working on this poem literally all summer. Wrote it one way. Wrote it another way. Made notes every time I though of something new & tried to work all these various ideas in. Nothing worked. I just couldn’t get a handle on it. Maybe because of moving & feeling so out of balance. Now that things are settling down & I am able to concentrate on writing again, I am able to feel the ideas of temperance, balance, being in tune with the universe & the concept of a greater good.
- one day you realize you stepped in it but good.
- you take your shoe off & try to clean it but the poop is there to stay. so you throw them in them in the garage & get a new pair.
- your new shoes don’t match anything you have so you decide to change your entire wardrobe.
- you go through closets. dressers. drawers. boxes. bags. everything in the attic. you tell your best friend what you are doing & why you are doing it.
- your best friend helps you take your dysfunctional stuff to the local thrift store to donate. you feel good about yourself.
- you resolve to live your life more simply & only keep the things you really love.
- you make lists to help you stay organized. you ask your best friend for help when you need it.
- you work to restore balance in your life. you make amends to people & to yourself. you love yourself every day.
- you take personal inventory when necessary & discard old & worn out stuff when you are accumulating too much baggage.
- your life becomes more spiritual without so much clutter.
- you become more compassionate & understanding of other people’s problems & situations.
- eventually you get rid of almost everything you own & live a very simple life. you are grateful for each day. everyone likes to be around you.
© polly macdavid