Ambivalence in Earnest

January 23, 2011

This morning

I changed my mind

Five times

Before tasting

the first sip of coffee,

Or five fingers full of

apple-raisin-bran muffin.

This decision was not hard.

However,

I zigged left

And then turned right

Then circled back again,

All in pursuit of a worthy cause.

Or not.

This decision was not hard.

Risk versus obligation

Placed squarely on the scales

Safety or quest,

The pros and cons

perfectly balanced

Equal partners

In league with

abmbivalence.

There they lie

sideways on the tray

Lifeless and spent

Fish eyes staring back at me

Unblinking

As if I was the question.

The decision was not hard.

Thanks to Nan for the photo!

Exposed

January 19, 2011

Yes, I am grateful

enough

for all that is

today;

even though,

well,

you know,

things are

undone;

redundant,

not well done,

flapping hysterically

hanging

like wet clothes

on a  tree.

I believe

I am

exposed.

Photo by Nance.