Born to teeter-totter through life
Always trying to find equilibrium
Longing to stay in the center
And yet we usually over compensate
Now we smash side to side farther and farther as we get older
Considering it a right of passage imparting some magical wisdom and yet
Eventually we all fall down
Remembering all that has been lost
As well as all that we have gained
It is times like these that balance looking forward and back
Seeing this particular snapshot in each of our lives
Entices us to lift our glasses in a toast. Here’s to you, my reader.
Maybe this was her Olympic chance.
Everything hung into balance.
Did she have what it would take?
As she leaned in for a kiss she had the answer
Looking for the gold, she was settling for the bronze.
Dipsy doo, spin and twirl
It made her stomach do flip flops
Zip to her left with another pirouette
Zoom to the right and then the ride was done
Yielding shaky legs and a reeling sense of balance
Jurisprudence usually didn’t make Michelle laugh
Under normal circumstances, people’s lives hung into balance
Still, something about the state vs. a pair of puppies made her laugh
They did destroy a bunch of stuffed animals
In the photos, you could see the joy the two pups had in their crime spree
Cuteness would only get them and their owner so far
Eventually, the law would prevail, but would it just be a newspaper slap on the nose?
Begin your journey with the blessing of desire
Always want to experience the adventure
Live in every moment along the way
And if something bad happens, remember the end goal
Never lose sight of that. Get up, dust yourself off and continue
Can’t make it to the end? Then find a new spot on the horizon and go
Equilibrium in all things, except in life experience. There seize everything
Redirecting my attention to my bank account
Eying the balance as it kept declining
Didn’t stop when it hit zero. Uh oh!