START THE DAY

the day begins nestled, snug,
hugging the pillow adrift in misty dreams.
there a vicious rumor the alarm will intone
in five or seven, and every nine minutes
thereafter. you know you have to wake up,
you’ve been tired since you retired and you’ve
tossed and turned all night. but you’ll be alright,
you’ll not fight it. instead you decide to go back to bed.
say goodnight, gracie!

(C) Copyright Walter J Wojtanik – 2014

POETIC ASIDES APRIL P.A.D. – DAY 21: BACK TO BASICS

ON BEING FINNEGAN

“Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try again. Fail again. Fail Better.” ~ Samuel Beckett

We begin again.
Maybe things didn’t work out like we planned.
Maybe we liked how it felt and wanted it repeated.
Maybe we just like being busy; a dizzy go-round we’re on.
We start.
We fail.
We begin again anyway.
We fail again,
to begin again.
It gets easier.
Each time we fail tells a tale.
We’ll do it a little better next time.
A constant rewind.
We begin again,
being Finnegan.

(C) Copyright Walter J Wojtanik – 2014

POETIC ASIDES APRIL P.A.D. Day 21: BACK TO BASICS