today was full
to bursting, the way blackberries
out on the vine. whatever else i
in life, i've this right: i wake up on
my own time. the sun was hot, it was a
struggle, but i solved some
problems then knocked off early to crew
neighbor's boat. life is good,
right? not least because i've
learned to lick my fears and wipe my
lips with a feeling of satisfaction.
carpentry and sailing intimidated
me until i gave them a try.
there's always more to learn but there's
no quicker way than by owning mistakes.
i know i don't know--that makes it all
alright. i'm a big dumb funnel, ear to
the wall, open, listening, ready to crumble.