Poems of a Young Man: “Oh So Slow (Something’s Right)”


Oh so slow and lazy

strolling down the Pacific Garden Mall

assimilating into a new hometown, ideas in my head

lifting me two feet above the pavement.

I like this place.

People passing me by

seem to notice

something’s right.

Although ominous storm warnings

coagulate in my distance

and the forecast is for

Rough Winter Seas Ahead,

the attitude that seems to come naturally to me is

a big fucking deal!

Come the time

I will handle my newfound complexities

and stare these monumental problems down

until, by sheer force of will

(and the usual luck)

they retreat and declare me victor!

All these things will come to pass, if I live another day.

(But certainly not as I envision them.)

But I’m oh-so-slow coming ‘round!

My timetable is set on ‘simmer’.

My body is here again, (Welcome back!)

and learning.

Learning to live with my mind

and unmistakably in love,

I embrace the newer frontiers

spreading before me.

But there are too many crossroads

to choose any one to follow.

I know that it will be a backcountry journey.

I have only taken the first few steps.

(My feet will get wet.)

Confrontation has made me ready by default.

This could be a big day- or a big let down

but it’s all coming…





 (11- 9- 79)



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