“I just… I think I’m on the wrong ship”

I’m too little, too late

I’m too tall, too often

I’m too wishful, too much

I’m too tired, too daily

I’m too sharp, too sporadically

I’m too wrong, too regularly

I’m too confident, too sparsely

I’m too broken to repair

Maybe I’m a grain of sand, because we’re all the same

Maybe I’m a cloud that lingers, because I’ve nowhere to go

Maybe I’m a star that burns, because that’s what stars do

Maybe I’m a single drop of rain, because I have a long way to fall

Maybe I’m an earthquake, because I unsettle those around me

Maybe I’m adequate, because my lungs inhale and exhale

Maybe I’m enough, enough of the time

Maybe I can be just right, just once

 

 

[The spark of inspiration for this came from the title, a quote by Shepherd Book, played by Ron Glass, on the sci-fi western show, Firefly]

 

 

 

 

 

Loveland, CO  ¦¦  July 28, 2018

 

 

 

 

 

Copyright © 2018 Tack & Pine, All rights reserved.

 

 

2 thoughts on ““I just… I think I’m on the wrong ship”

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    1. Thank you! Me too, as I’ve been practicing writing more and more, I find I am more open to external sources that have the ability to spark something within from without, and give me a starting point to work off of. It is a fun process.

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