August 17, 2015

I Want, She Says. {Poem}


I want, she says.

I want to be on a beach in Nicaragua

to be hiking the West Coast Trail of BC

my home renovations to be finished

all my bills to be paid

to be more patient

to apologize less

to have more time.

I want, she says,

to be a better lover

to wake up earlier, always

to be able to do side-crow pose effortlessly

to learn how to put on makeup properly

to be less afraid

to qualify for the Boston Marathon

to write a book

to be a better mother, the best ever mother

to have the years back that I drank away.

And then she lets the wind sweep away the unrealistic wants

the magical, traveling time sort of wants;

and when her moment of being a greedy human passes,

she stretches her arms to the sky and tilts her head to the sun.

I have, she says.

I have everything I need.

And she sets about doing the work that needs to be done.

She sets free the regrets that cannot be changed.

She puts into action the dreams that can be manifested, one inch at a time.

She sends silent “thank-you’s” out into the Universe with every step.

She remembers what grace is.


Relephant Read:

The Importance of Wanting What We Have.


Author: Keeley Milne

Editor: Alli Sarazen

Photo: Author’s Own.

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