>Life’s Journey monday poetry potluck-#21-aims, goals,ambitions

>Completely missing the target
an arrow in my hand, gripping it tightly,
it fell at my feet from my sweaty palms,
blisters already forming.
Walking along a highway in
the night with no coat
to keep me warm,
I see a solitary armadillo
looking for its meal.
I won’t stop to chat about the weather.
Instead I’ll ask how it feels
to have year-round shelter from the cold.
Knowing I may not get an answer,
I’ll continue on that road,
hoping I won’t stumble … 


12 responses to “>Life’s Journey monday poetry potluck-#21-aims, goals,ambitions

  1. >But until tonight,as we snuggled in the delicious intimacyof true lovers,jigsaw pieces in a perfect fit,this apartment was not Home….love the details or words..divine entry.Cheers.A++

  2. >This poem expresses so well our life's journey. We are never really "at home." Also a great sense of place.

  3. >At risk of repeating myself: another lovely mix of serious and fun.

  4. >i am anxious to know what lies behind these parables of yours haha! here's mine in case you have not read~ http://fiveloaf.wordpress.com/2010/03/12/broken-home/

  5. >Life's journey can be filled with potholes, Victoria.

  6. >Serious and ridiculous Dave 🙂

  7. >I would like to know also, fiveloaf.

  8. >I love the armadillo. Somehow, his home-on-home seems like the best of all worlds. And you never know – just once he might give an answer,

  9. >Agreed RJ, an interesting animal, but I am almost certain one is never going to speak to me:)

  10. >Nothing is certain but uncertainly. Living with ambiguity and dislocation: that's life journey. Fine contribution to Potluck, Pam. Thank you.

  11. >That is the absolute truth, JamieThanks for potluck!

I appreciate all comments.

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