Tuesday, May 5, 2009
The Geography of Positive Regard [Notebook]
Beyond his door-step, is where he'd find whatever the world had to offer him. It wasn't time for fear, or the thrusting out of perspired palms.
In keeping with ideals, hard fought, his vision carried losses, only the strong-willed could see.
On his walks, the inclement land renewed itself,
and the old trees sheltered him.
Many years of schoolyard antics
buzzed his awareness,
turning insects into object lessons,
along brooks and rivers,--
the leaf fall, was reward and punishment--
while the hammer's swing, echoed the promise of home.
"Don't touch that it'll burn your hand!,"
was the first indication someone would save him.
The healing would come in teaspoons,
shared sugar bowls, and moderate drinking.
He'd never take his friends for granted. The long-haul, beyond his door
all too big
When giving it all, regardless of rain, the smallness of towns expand,
the minor keys
become swallowed by fate;
and, the childhood he remembers,