A Helping Hand


Life is apparently linear

but in fact

it’s round

and when I find myself

going around in circles

wondering how to navigate

the path ahead or how to leap

over that great chasm

glaring at me

I have to change modes

change moods

remember everything is within

my spherical reach

I do not have to travel

to get where I’m going

I have to unravel

and see that I’m already


click my ruby slippers

three times

however trite

but it does take

courage and will

to rearrange the thoughts

one is in the habit of

for over fifty years

and fear

stills the hands from typing

and all manner of other

manual actions

one might take