"Landing" – 7/25/21
To those of you who are good
At juggling a bunch of things
You dislike doing and love doing
To those of you who are great
At remembering where you put your keys
And to take out your garbage before it stinks
Those of you who don't wait until
You have a late fees accrued to pay that bill
(You know the one I'm talking about)
The ones among you who find time
Somehow to stand up for your cells
The ones that silent-scream for spinach
And hydration and yoga and meditation
Even when a thousand other expectations
Are upon you whether self-created or lamentable
Who always make time for others and volunteer
For causes you believe in because it's the right thing
But still manage to get six hours of sleep
And go to the dentist and the doctor
And have your fridge stocked with veggies
And your laundry down to one pile
Who always have time to answer the call
Of a friend in need lend a listening ear
Who reach out to your family regularly
To those of you who keep an orderly home
Who arent afraid to pick up your phone
Who don't wallow in your past who transcended PTSD
Whatever it may be from who self-healed
Without losing trust in everyone who keep
Your hearts open without being doormats
I salute you for your heroism and applaud
You for your patriotism competing in the
Life-balance Olympics yields no trophies
But I see you all and am perpetually in awe
Of your death-defying mid-air dangling your
Knees straight your arms outstretched
Skillfully, soulfully, sticking your landing