knittingknots (knittingknots) wrote,

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Balancing Act

Not IY, but definitely influenced by it...LOL.

Each step on the treadmill,
as I put my legs
into action,
ignoring their complaints,
and thinking about the silence of high mountain trails,
and the feel of snow as I hike in snowshoes,
and how my kayak paddle feels slicing through water,
reminds me that
in learning to be a writer,
I sat too many days
in my chair in front of a computer,
and dreamed and wrote
of magic and mountains and far away places,
and let my legs forget
what it takes to get there.

Finding the right point between need to express
and need to do –

Reality bites when you are too far out of balance.
Tags: poem

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