today was full
to bursting, the way
out on the vine.
whatever else i got wrong in life, i've
this right: i wake up on my own time.
the sun was hot, it was a struggle, but
i solved some problems then knocked
off early to crew on a
life is good, right? not least because
i've learned to lick my fears and wipe
my lips with a feeling of satisfaction.
carpentry and sailing intimidated me
until i gave them a try.
more to learn but there's no quicker
way than by owning mistakes. i know
i don't know--that makes it all alright.
i'm a big dumb funnel, ear to the wall,
listening, ready to crumble.