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frenetic, love-laden song, "Walking On Thin Ice." ( play song )



Peeling back the avalanche
the headache
the blizzard
the overflowing inbox
the incidents of the nuts & bolts
of dealing with life–
all those card hands

I’m putting all those card hands
in file drawers in their various positions
paperclipped in place
so I can come back to them
later, refreshed, so I can deal
with what’s been dealt better
more gently with myself
yet just kinda crunch
through it
or even let my fellow elves
go to work on it

(I am part elf)

When those cards are filed
or even just left in place
on the table
or left to compost
for the other elves to turn

I’m getting replenishing
I’m getting nourishment
I’m getting energy
I’m getting relief
I’m going to church
I’m going to meditate
I’m going to eat good food
I’m going to train my legs
on the trail

I’m growing more trees
on the watershed of me
to harbor life, livelihood
keep stock alive

The elves are sitting back
relaxed, too, after their workday

We’re investing in ourselves
We’re doing things in the present
that we are to do to value the now
and the future, me & the elves

~ Lady

One Response to “ELF LADY”

  1. chris says:

    love this one.. thanks… the last 3 stanza particularly.. I’m glad you are one of the earth worker/walkers… you foster good things with your loving heart. <3

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