Life works in funny ways.
Some days I welcome the sunlight
that creeps through my window,
And on the others I abandon the rays,
In all ways I’ve learned to say, “no.”
I’ve grown up loving permanence
And running away from traces of change.
I inked a tattoo where I could see it,
So I can feel familiarity running through my vein.
I don’t intend on buying a dog,
I’m not too sure I could deal with its demise.
And yet, I think if we can all feel too much,
Too often, too soon – it would suffice.
But life works in wonderful ways too.
Today my 4 year old niece
Slept beside me, and breathed slow.
And with the reassurance of her presence,
I learned to let my worries go.