Continuing Education

Charles H. Harper

I don’t know about your world,
but in mine, as currently arranged,
there is always something to be done
for instance, peace
in the Middle East or mop
the kitchen floor or prayer
the first highly improbable
the second indefinitely delayable
the third imponderable
I don’t know about you,
but I devote big chunks
of worry-time to the impossible
delayable and imponderable.
That’s why you find me lying
in the hammock this morning
being schooled by chickadees
as they flit about in their flighty
elegant and achievable task
just being alive