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THE ASYMPTOTE

THE ASYMPTOTE

Of how the asymptote climbing
should be slack a bit and not like
something you step into and struggle
and it gets tighter like a junkie
for more of your effort to
help and excel

How the asymptote climbing can be
like something you do for exercise,
a seed drop platform, something
that helps when you’re doing it
and when you can’t and
you step off
it doesn’t negate
the effects of what you’ve done
when you were working it

It’s like a project you massage in a garden,
a project in the soil like a trellis you erect
for a vine

Or maybe your legs on the sidewalk…
you work the asymptote and your legs
get stronger on the sidewalk
or the trail or whatever
and you step back
into your sofa and rest,
and that’s necessary, too

Or you leave the trellis in the garden
and Nature sends its tendrils

Nature works the asymptote, too,
cyclically

The squirrels and the chipmunks race around,
squirrels fluid fur water effortlessly
up and down around it

Chipmunks chipping spurting
little darts

Leaves bloom and abound it too…
so many curlicues accentuated by heralds of bird swirl
stretching up and out for better spread,
for sun, their food

You’re people; don’t worry
’bout carrying that asymptote
like a necklace of thorns or
heavy hurting trellis
on your backs

All you gotta do is start it,
tend when necessary, fend some,
mend some in your rounded reasonable
rational good faith role–

Feel good while you’re doin’ it,
make adjustments so you can–
keys to how much

Old and new traditional forms,
following forms–gardeners, beekeepers,
naturalists–be blessed,
work, apply learning
and rest

~ Lady

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