A mother’s day, this day today.
Wake up and remember.
All the things I didn’t do yesterday.
All the things I meant to do today.
In leaps the calvary, to save me from myself.
Can I have, can we do, can you not, can I.
Yes, no, yes, yes, no and we’ll do that tomorrow instead.
Then starts the hustling, the boredom of bustling.
Did you find you, did you know, did you try, did you.
Can’t, won’t, why should I, I’m already doing it.
One thing in this head, second in the other.
Doing two things at once, sometimes five.
Work it, analyse it, tapping away, smile at it.
I thought about thinking about…
Nope, forgotten already, down in the mud.
Wipe that, find this, sort that, do this.
At the end of the day I’ve lost track of myself.
I was here a moment ago, I swear.
I’ll need to remember to find myself tomorrow.
Useful articles to help us keep up:
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