Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Letting go

Isn't it time for that part of me
-- that part that wants to show
how good I am at what I do --
to retire?
Isn't it time
I settled down,
nestled into my dock,
allowed the reeds
to grow up all around me
and just reveled in the light?
Shouldn't it be enough
to have served all those years
and still be floating,
bobbing on the waves?

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1 comment:

Maureen said...

If you allow the reeds to grow too thick and tall, how will the light continue to get in? After a while the reveling will wear you out and the light begin to dim.

We never stop needing the light.