This Life’s Parade
Published on February 17, 2012
I am 30 weeks pregnant today.
No matter how much I slather my belly with oils and creams
Those stretch marks are gonna come.
No matter how hard I work to prepare, be ready, have this or that or anything
Life is gonna arrive with it’s own unique parade.
All I can do is listen.
Be fully present.
Be here for each morsel of this existence.
And I’ve decided
(After all these years of talk)
That I’m finally ready to slow down.
So please don’t be alarmed–
When I am not around as much.
I’ve just joined a new procession–
I’ve left the old brigade.
It’s time to find a new rhythm.
Time to embrace a new pace.