When need and want are mixed,
waiting on someone is impossible.
Just hurry and finish your shift,
she can easily feel the pressure too.
Living off tips, she’d freely give
her remaining tables away,
she can’t right now
there’s too much at stake.
One can’t always choose
the exact perfect direction to take.
The risk becomes even bigger
when new layers are added
because what was, would never exist today.
Some can cut and sew their own journey
creating a beautiful quilt
using all their special talents.
It takes a lot of energy
to make a name for yourself.
The lowest of all moments
can often push and trip up our days.
Those tepid hard images
still come flooding every Spring.
The girl knows she can’t always give
her honest elite opinion.
In the sum of the day,
most aren’t going to understand
why her tips are so important.
Especially today, with so many mouths to feed.
It’s no surprise she’s the best
always there with a smile.
Her eyes shimmer, it’s a first time for sure
all of us get excited with little things.
The days often sparkle
when they are memorialized by playlists.
Yesterday has become a forever moment,
but just like that, a lifetime commitment
can evaporate or be erased by change.
It has taken time to learn and remember
all the heavy steps to avoid.
One must step lightly
through all the narrow gaps and openings.
Those of us who learn how to tiptoe
unquestionably have the upper hand.
Please forgive my clumsiness,
my heavy handed finish, as I trip and fall.
I’m thankful for the moments
thankful for yesterday when the shine
completely blinded all good reason.
We love, to be loved in return.