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© by Maya Stein

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Sunday, September 04, 2005

the commitments













here's a list of what i can commit to this week:
upending a coffee mug somewhere inopportune;
forgetting the time or a promised errand;
silent fury at the both the news
and my not knowing enough;
impatience with slow drivers, the weather,
and my body;
indiscriminate moments of sadness;
a fear of the smaller, unsatisfactory failures
which may or may not be related to my upbringing;
and the occasional worry that i
may not be doing what i should.

but also what i know is this:
there will be an earnest attempt
to make biscuits;
i will take my vitamins;
i will read a good book;
i will ignore the grey;
i will stretch before sleep;
i will appreciate ice water;
i will not ignore the moon;
i will carry my weight;
i will recycle
to the best of my ability;
i will say something
i absolutely mean;
and each night i will fall to sleep,
in irrepressible gratitude
with your arms around me.

5 comments:

Dale said...

Gah! The spammers got you. Blogger has an easy way of preventing these -- people just have to type in a word they see -- and I've heard it's easy to set up, just a matter of tweaking preferences somewhere.

Your commitments sound uncannily like mine :-)

la vie en rose said...

Sounds all too familar...thank goodness we have the balance of the two to save us...and thank goodness for the wisdom to find and enjoy the little things that redeem us.

Anna said...

You've succinctly summed up my daily balancing act.

karma girl said...

Nice.. =)

Jenn Higgins said...

Lovely Maya.