Wednesday, November 29, 2006

This is real life

So this is real life
Three dogs, a cat and breathe right
staying up all night
to find
the only thing wanted
is the thing you have
This is real life
Bills and stretching
ends meeting
and coloring new be-
waking in the morning
watching sleep hovering
over love
and being filled with sighs of too much
This is real life
dreading monday morning
realizing paychecks
and making it to the 15th
are temporary transportations
to a better place
which seems hardly possible
with the smiles already
This is real life
tears and frustration
midnight snacks and tie-offstration
motivation backsliding
and courage solidifying
watching 40, 50, 60 and beyond
linger at the edge of together
and this
this is real life
and I could not wish for a better
place to be.