Friday, May 14, 2010

I. Am. Ready

Tell you what, my sleeves are rolled, my shoes are set to run and jump high, fast, the palms of my hands are grabbing the earth in anticipation...I am wholly prepared to Go On...or to Let Go, everything, for real, right away. I mean it.

Take a breath, take it deep
Calm yourself, he says to me
If you play, you play for keeps
Take a gun, and count to three
I’m sweating now, moving slow
No time to think, my turn to go...