the things that save you
are worth searching for
and there is
in finding them
during the best,
and worst times of your life
like a professional in a black suit and a tie
who parks his BMW on the side of the road
and wades through sunflowers
falling down, seeing the blue sky, for the first time.
It’s these moments, that we must embrace, spontaneously
not four walls, a spreadsheet, or a compliance timeline.
My boss walked on the bike trail
six steps ahead of her husband, wearing a mask
and he was struggling to keep up.
She was as tight as a spring, marching into the next work week
Needless to say, I didn’t call-out
Those who play the game of victory
think they will win, if they do everything right
they know they’re smarter than the rest of us
and they work twice as hard
and they do win, but what have they won?
to be around such types
is to be a pawn in their game
but I still hold-out fantasies
of winning, in my own way
with the weakest piece on the board.
If you put distance between yourself
and such types
you won’t win their game, but you might win your game
If you move slower, and listen to Classical music
you can get there, faster, than those who wish to dominate
Humor helps, too
Enjoying colorful clothes
with a flash of genius
when the game, is thought, to be lost.
I only enjoy playing, against incredible odds
hence, I mostly lose
and many call me a loser, but if I win
one time, from my position
I am more than a King.
As I fall farther and farther behind
in their game
it can be terrifying,
for someone who needs to win,
but I remind myself
this life, matters
and how I live it, is more important, than getting to the end.
Make no mistake, I don’t play to lose
I’m a gambler,
I play to win
with the odds stacked against me.
I won’t play
any other way.