I have no gift of patience

now that time in life is short.

I couldn’t see the way ahead

like a ship without a port.

I didn’t want to wait so long

to finally get a clue.

I really expected more from life

and have high expectations of you.

Changes big and small with

confidence turning the key

will open the lock

to where I’ll grow  and bloom

and see the gifts in store for me.



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Life Happens

I went to call my mother.

It was her birthday, you know.

She said, if I ask how you are you’ll just say “we’re fine.”

I said, if you want we could be stuck in the snow.

Life happens.

I put up the tree, excited at last

To not have too many small hands with this chore.

No fights over who has to set up the lights

And now the star’s lost it’s special LED cord.

Life happens.

There is finally time to bake pretty houses from scratch

with molasses now filling the air.

The youngest, he says, “I’ll make mine old school,

with antennas sticking out here and there.”

Life happens.

The house is all decorated

It’s as fancy as I get

A pillar candle in each front window

will be gone in two days from the outset.

Life happens.

But now with this season in swing,

I dream of a unique furlough

with jeweled clothes and shoes all ready in the closet

There is just no where special even to go.

Life happens.

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