Some need to learn this lesson more than others (I feel I might have learned it too well).
I wrote this poem for my wife, and gave it to her for Christmas, along with a… chair.
May those of you who need to sit for longer than you normally might.
Some things are only possible
From a sitting position, because
Standing is too prone to induce the appalling
Pursuit of progress. Sometimes we must
Let our chasing shadows catch us.
We must share stories of what is, and
Worry a whole lot less about what might
(Or might not) be coming.
Some things can only be understood whilst
Looking upwards from low down; when
Letting the curve of the earth come closer
To hold us in a kinder embrace.
Let us might remember that life
Can never be dialled from distance.
A root needs its loam, and we need
A place to call home