all poems and photographs
© by Maya Stein

all poems and photographs
© by Maya Stein
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Monday, October 31, 2005

This is not a race or Meditations on breakfast


















One day, making toast,
you notice how happy it makes you
to please someone else.
And how easy.

A simple matter of giving away the good pieces
and keeping the burnt ones to yourself.

Because this is not a race
and you can start over.

2 comments:

la vie en rose said...

reading this my stomach dropped...i know that too well...thank you for the reminder that i can start over and do it differently this time...

mark said...

hi maya! killer good poems of late. i think the paris trip wears well on you! thanks for sharing them (and of course this one is a print out and stick on the mirror piece!)