Saturday, June 09, 2018

an ordinary day

saturdays tend to be chores day
so it was today
as we got to the business maintaining
our lives on this little patch of earth
nothing really happened
i kept the TV tuned to the news
hoping for something wonderful
i.e. a cure for cancer
or our politicians unfurl
flags of surrender
i helped anna with this
and that
i helped nick with this
and that
a mouse died in our backyard
and i took care of that
then we had dinner out with
the family
in the end it couldn't be helped
i turned a year older
51 years on this clamshell
i can't explain the quick passing
of these years
i don't know how many years
are in the future
i only know that the present
begins right now
and the present asks
in the words of david byrne
well how did i get here


At 9:29 PM, Blogger Glenn Ingersoll said...

clearly, in order to get here, you did this and that!


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