Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Emerging Grasshopper

by Cheryl Merrick

I began to suspect something was wrong
as I stared at the counter
full of newly bottled fruit
 waiting for the promised
euphoria to settle upon me.
It never came.

I tried all the proper things:
making meals ahead,
gardening, crafts,
and even scrap-booking.

I designed schedules and followed routines.
I even made detailed lists,
diligently crossing off
each item as it was completed.

I despaired.
Nothing seemed to be working.
I simply didn’t feel the great sense
of fulfillment others claimed,
and even worse,
I was bored.

What was I doing wrong?
Then I knew– Nothing!
I simply wasn’t a diligent ant
but a creative grasshopper.

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