Friday, October 11, 2013

root spring

from roots deep we spring
as child with family and pets,
friends, cousins, uncles and aunts.
in school and holidays, we grow

a spinning maze
overlapped and interlaced
in motion.  when in a flash
we're old and recall gone days

then in a breath
we are back
to where are
our roots

Thursday, October 10, 2013

three errors

impatient to go
couldn't find my keys
at last found them in my bag
they belong in my right pants pocket.

going down the stairs
i remembered my phone, go back,
unlocked the door, went in, searched
until i found it where it shouldn't be.

while inside i remembered
to check the gas.   i had left it open.
valves were off, ok; but
i close the tank for safety, always.

keys, phone, gas.  ID in my pocket
all was in order.
on the street i stopped,
made note of my errors.

noting errors is not important
remembering to think is.
if i have to make note to
remember to think i will.

when the first baseman
makes three errors
he gets to think about it
while sitting on the bench.

no one has taken me out
i am still in this game
will do the best i can. i believe Yogi
"it's not over 'til it's over."