Stress

Stress is like ocean water:

you either

harness its energy

to move beyond boundaries

or you

flounder, paralyzed,

beneath its enormity.

Energy

I am learning

that it’s less about

finding energy

and more about

protecting —

defending at all costs —

the energy we do have

for the things

that deserve it.

Touchstone Tuesday: Poem XIX

Perhaps,

the selections

we don’t make

are as

foundational

to our character

as the ones

we do.

 

(I love that this is entitled Touchstone Tuesday: Poem XIX as though I have any idea what day of the week it is. Hope it’s Tuesday!)