How I have struggled.
Pen in hand poised above
a pristine sheet of parchment
or fingers stalled on the keyboard,
(today’s chosen mode of communication.)
Mind mired in whirling thoughts
unable to settle
upon one , just one
perfect to convey profound emotion
to merit respect and attention
yet here I sit
nothing significant to warrant further attempt
so I move on.
There are other pending responsibilities.
I vow to struggle again tomorrow
because I must.
by Kim Beardsley-Garrison
Palm Springs Branch