Saturday, February 26, 2011

You sleigh me

You have to laugh, you know --
when some part of you
gets so ridiculously caught up
in all those shoulds and oughtas:
that old goat, ego,
is just taking you for a ride.
Why not take back the reins
and head off in a different direction?
Or cut yourself a little slack;
step off that beaten path
you've built into your brain
and choose another way --
something that leads to a beach, perhaps,
or to some other quiet place
where all you'll hear and feel is spirit
stirring like wind, removing your hat
and running tender fingers through your hair.

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