I would like to believe Upon reflection, That my love for ribbons Is a love of finishing. Not success, Accomplishment. If I did something, No matter how messily, If the full investment made. When I reach the ribbon I am victorious within myself. Friday is the ribbon of the week. And I am here.
Doing what works Is a good idea, If you know what works for you. And there’s the rub. I’ve been stumbling through law school, Trying A and B and C and D, To adapt to law school, To show my knowledge and ability to learn. For almost 2 months, I am bobbing and gasping. But,Continue reading “Take THAT! Law School.”
One week in- And I am adapting to 4am And 2 hour classes Twice a day. And two two-hour study bursts, Two-twenty-minute meals, $10,000 left in fees, And a 10:30pm bedtime, so I don’t collapse, That is actually 11pm And I am here.
I got up with energy. I didn’t fall back asleep waiting for medication to kick in took half an hour to put on nylons, But I got them on. Class until one, Paperwork until three Reading until six, Check in with a friend, Language studies, and singing practice, Dinner Order soymilk, Shower and read AndContinue reading “Focus”
I knew the appointment would be long. And she locked us out of the truck – oops! But I had two hours…. Two hours later, And I was waiting, Watching the IV drip red Drip..drip…drip Pause… Drip. Drip.. Drippp.. Pause. My annoyance is building Faster than the dripping And I let it… Until I realizedContinue reading “Missed Opportunity”
As I dance closer to the demarcation line Between the present And change I know I will fail To do myself justice in that near reality, And though I will get back up and March on Believing in nothing better The scars I will bare Will spell out “lesser” In thick rubbery blocks I putContinue reading “I’m Scared”
I didn’t do anything differently in that moment. And there was no sign, No fireworks, And I didn’t feel overjoyed. I just didn’t implode. And calm is enough. Working for another, better, tomorrow, because Chaos remains. It is a start, And progress is enough. Is everything.