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Ready to step into life

This morning, coffee in hand, standing at the kitchen
Window thinking of things that need to be done
I contemplated the post with a lean at the front gate
Which I should right one day – and wondered why;
I like it that way, trying to take a first step,
Embark on a journey perhaps, move in a new plane
Like the man who should worry about it.
If I straighten it, it will be from subconscious
Desires I don’t understand. I should wait a bit,
It might succeed and something new
Will trouble me until I see it has gone.
Today I am building a frame to suspend
Something miraculous (anything I succeed in is
Miraculous), this frame has been planned
For years. If it rains, and there is no miracle in
That, the suspension will protect us from damp.
I have copied the pictures I held in my mind
Into graphics on paper, they are somewhat alike,
Leaning a bit like the post, ready to step into life.


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Poem Ready to step into life - Ivan Donn Carswell