“if not now, when”
– Zen proverb

     I have come in “last”

a lot in my life

     even as, and when, I was trying what I thought was my best…

and yet, mysteriously, I have never been a failure…

and that’s not according to me,

according to me, I’m worthless, that’s what I tell myself when I’m left all alone with myself…before I sat still long enough…and quietly enough…when and as I moved as few of my muscles as possible and thought as little as I could not…

and that all, even all of this, felt like failing, like I wasn’t ever doing it ‘right’

and I was gently asked to never, not ever, forget 

asked by the ones who love me, 

who keep reminding me of their love, whispering softly and persistently,

that love never fails.

We all need and get that reminder,

those reminders…

more often than we recognize them

and we recognize them… only tokenly most of the time

I hope this is more than a token reminder

Is there anyone nearby that could use that sort of reminder right now?

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