when the way stops – 12/6/12

I read a few years ago that the best time management tool is sometimes a chainsaw. I modified that a bit realizing that sometimes the sawdust is still pretty important. So I switch metaphors in midstream and take care to put the most important things front and center on my plate and let the less important things fall off.  And sometimes, they even need a little push.

seeing the way forward stop
for sickness
work or lack of work
stress or lack of deadlines
broken tools
that you must stop and repair

the list of things to do grows
and grows older
priorities are adjusted
by pushing things off the plate

must-do tasks look different
with a little age
and precious treasures boxed up
not seen or thought of
for 6 months or 10 years
may gain or lose interest and value

perspective changes with a little time or distance
but may still be clouded
with memories of what might have been
or wishful thinking of what could still be

learning to see
with an increasingly unclouded I
makes room for the new in every morning



About Clark W Johnson

I am a poet, interested in using poetry to explore my interactions with the spiritual. I find poetry captures tension, paradox and flow well enough so I can hold experiences at arms length and reflect on them from multiple vantage points. As I walk deeper with my God, I'm finding such a record invaluable for myself, and I find that pieces and parts touch others as well. I love and long for more points of contact along those lines.
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