I wish I could tell you
we ride every day, or at least a few times a year.
Truth is our horses are lawn ornaments
since we are consumed by work, school, activities.
I wish I could tell you that I spend time each day,
appreciating nature and centering myself.
Truth is most days I’m just hanging on
trying not to fall off Mr. Toad’s Wild Ride.
I want to believe I can hop off the ride
once and a while.
Truth is I find more ways, like surfing the net,
to distract myself.
I want to believe, this too can change.
Truth is I love my crazy life –
husband, kids, animals
crazy schedules and all;
I just need to take the blinders off once and a while
and look around.