Linda Studley

Can't Put the Pen Down…

My Mistake

I don’t dwell on my mistakes but they do live quite close by
and we get together often though we don’t see eye to eye.
And I tell them how they should be and they laugh at me and claim
I should go look in the mirror if I want someone to blame.

And they always come to visit at an inconvenient time
my pennance and my poison and my sentence for my crime
of trying something different and stumbling and falling
of trying to discover my vocation, my true calling.

And I’ve tried to move away but they follow me. I guess
they have a built in radar for a forwarding address.
I suppose I’ll have to learn to get along with them some day
They’re my oldest, closest friends and they just won’t go away.



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2 thoughts on “My Mistake

  1. I simply love this one! The idea of being stalked and harassed by one’s mistakes… Very playfully done, but with much truth. Also like the structure and rhythm. 🙂

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