April 18, 2009

Day 18: On long-term dreaming

You once had
an aspiration
most people would balk at.

But who knew it would be so painful
to create
draining your daylight
to maintain the roles you created.

the steady drag
of the daily duties
of living (let's not even mention
the worst ones
like eating
and sleeping
getting in the way
heavy eyelids and
hunger pangs—
they interrupt
and are difficult

You are changed.
But you are not someone else.
To stop before you thought you would
is not damning.

1 comment:

Alicia Rae said...

I love this. it made me cry.