by Robert Lloyd Jaffe
Spending time on mountain trails,
step by step,
walking through the lush and magnificent valley,
thoughts drift through the roots and soil
Voices tell me
"I am more important than I think"
"I am less important than I think"
"I think maybe too much about tomorrow"
"Life continues without me."
Back in the City,
I overhear a man in Central Park
racing turtles say
"If you find yourself taking life too seriously,
consider that you spent the last twenty minutes
watching three turtles do nothing."
I spend far too much time
looking into mirrors.
Last updated May 06, 2016