into crisp skies, finally clear blue
after months of searing white heat.
I am bone tired, stretched taut
with exhaustion and worry and obligation.
If I were to lay down,
there'd be no getting back up.
But a little girl came bearing
a magnifying glass and her imagination.
She took in the gorgeous mix
of fall color and perfect temperatures
and refused to hear "Not now."
And so I said why not
and we explored and examined each
dying mushroom and proud dandelion
we found. Exhaustion had no place.
I want to be that mom,
always choosing why not and hurtling
closer to the next chance to
spend these disappearing moments fully engaged
in a life worth the work.
(Side note: I'm talking about failure over on A Mom's View of ADHD. Come give your input?)
***This post is part of Six Word Fridays.***