Linda Studley

Can't Put the Pen Down…


I’d like to live an aimless life of purpose
I’d like to travel without leaving home
I’d like to do a lot of things
as long as none of them have strings.
I’d like to meet new people if they’d just leave me alone.

I think I’ll set a goal and then ignore it
Then not bother learning something new
I’ll pack a bag and then forget it
If fate wants to decide I’ll let it
The only thing I’m not ambivalent about is you.



This marks one third of the way through my allotted “A Poem a Day for a Year”. How do I feel about that? Actually I’m rather ambivalent about it!

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2 thoughts on “Ambivalence

  1. Cynthia on said:

    Ambivalence, I cannot say one way or the other what this poem evokes. It reminds me of Couchsurfing. As hosts we like to meet people and then send them quickly on their way up or down the highway before they need more than food and a bed. We want the socializing without extended social obligations. It also reminds me of so many of the Couchsurfers’ profiles, “aimless life of purpose”. The constant for me is home. Getting it light at Home Sweet Home.

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