Start in the middle, where you sit in the present and
Look at the breaks ahead, one, two, five,
Keep going. Keep it up!
Beats, quarter notes, accents, punctuation
Grammar in time, in every breath you release,
You’re thinking: mail the car payment, get a mammogram,
Go on a diet.
You seek the place you promised you’d go one day,
Where nothing needs shedding and everything’s in tune
while you sing the old melody and try not to drop any notes.
Originally written in 2009.