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
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!)
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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