Wednesday, February 23, 2011


Done with it
Years and years of trying to fit all the pieces together
Every so often the fit in perfectly, but mostly they don't
I try you know.  I really do.  I look carefully
and I do all the things that make sense
And then, in frustration, I try to cram them together.  Make them fit
The edges get frayed then--
Looks like an accordian not the sharp clean edges that they were
Not so pretty
I really do try to fit-- but usually I just don't
I can see it.  I can see how the path is supposed to go. 
If I could just make everything fit together
I am tired of it.
How am I going to find the right away to go then?
Maybe there isn't a right way. 
Maybe whatever way you go is right enough.
So I don't fit
I am going to make my own way
I am going to make my own path
I am going to make a point of wandering around. 
Looking up at the trees. 
 Looking down for some flowers or leaves or whatever
Interesting isn't always pretty    Beauty isn't always common 
Value is whatever I want it to be
Bite me
This is how it is going to go

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Helen said...

Especially enjoyed the frayed edges and accordian comparison .. perfect!

JC said...

Life is just crazy and then we get up and do it all over again. That's why there are cats and dogs ....

gautami tripathy said...

Love the comparisons!

scattered with the wind

Tess Kincaid said...

You go, girl.

Mary said...

That's a plan! Go for it!

Kristen Haskell said...

And this is how it should be. That was a great Magpie.

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smart take..

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