Once again it has come to my attention
that I need revisions to my life.
Oh, this life has been tweaked
so many times
although, I need another fine-tuning.
Scary as it seems,
I need to simplify once again.
I have the career path straightened
now, it’s time to shed the weight
of another huge and lovely skin;
the weight of my Mother’s hard work
and all of my devotion to a single
notion that I may keep it forever.
Even after desperately talking myself into staying
a thousand times over the years,
I have always been keenly aware
when I have over stayed my welcome.

I know deep inside
that all good and sturdy trees weather storms;
and yet they also throw off seedlings
to ensure their survival for years to come.
They too become vulnerable to change
and an untiring strong wind can alter their original
spot of planting, as it takes them down
on one blustery night.
I’m ready to be taken down and throw
off a seedling in another direction.
I’m ready to move on and build
a new dream one of better financial stability
for the long haul.
I’m ready for more simplicity in my life.
This one has not been serving me well
for a long time. I have refused to believe
it but there is no way to escape it now.
I am resolved on this delicate and timely

Let the Edit begin.


Live Life so you never have to say," I should have..." I have lived like this, because at age 9, I was brutally beaten while walking to school and acquired a head injury with a seizure disorder and a lifetime of recovery. I live in spite of what everyone believed I would become. You wouldn't know any of this if you saw me or spoke to me. we are some of the many anonymous people living with disabilities in the world. I am a writer and an avid observer of the human condition and I have found that people with TBI are some of the most misunderstood and under funded groups of people with disabilities, I want to change that. I have advocated for people's rights for most of my life years in the human service field and I'm trying to make a difference through education. I hope to inspire people to live well against all odds and the status quo. Be Unique and be who you are and not who others want you to be. Be FREE!
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