Tuesday, October 20, 2015

New Tack

by Cheryl Merrick

The days of steadying
a new young couple
are coming to a close.

My time of teaching children
is contained in
a few short hours a week.

The load of child raising responsibilities
are nearly gone
as baby books are recorded and childhood pictures preserved.

My home is streamed lined.
The burden of unneeded possessions
and unnecessary activities
scraped away
like so many barnacles.

With understanding as my spinnaker,
I’m learning to maximize
the slightest breeze of strength.  

with new time and energy,
I await a fresh wind,
ready to adjust to a new tack.

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