An Inner Push
The other day I did some chores
That I’d been putting off.
It made me feel so good
But hear me out before you scoff.
They weren’t monumental things –
They’d languished on my list;
Yet every time I'd thought of them,
My brain had them dismissed.
So finally, I ordered lenses
For my months-old frames.
I had some papers notarized
For certain health care claims.
I bought a bunch of greeting cards
For birthdays coming soon.
I splurged and got some brand-new clothes;
The time was opportune.
I stopped in at the drug store
And the market, not exciting;
But then I found a shady bench
To work on some new writing.
Sometimes it takes an inner push
To get the basics done.
It’s easier to tackle more
As long as you’ve begun.
Copyright © ilene bauer | Year Posted 2012