Sunday, January 2, 2011

So what else is james robert

when you're up to your waist
in hungry alligators
and the water is filling
your new flood proof waders

when emotional vertigo
is gaining on you fast
and your present is consumed
by too much of your past

when you Google the word loser
and there's a picture of you
in a dunce cap in the corner
playing an out of tune kazoo

when your get up and go
has all but gone
and some schmuck has purloined
the pink flamingo from your lawn

welcome to the race
where all of us stumble
where it's human to err
it helps keep us humble

welcome to life
that's both good and bad
where it's totally up to us
to be happy or sad

welcome to this gift
that throws us to and fro
to a power greater than all
may we all let go