Is your life in focus
or a bit of a blur?
It’s easy to get caught up in the rat race:
always doing, always going,
rarely just being.
What are you speeding past
in your hurry to reach
a non-existent finish line?

Look at those still, sun-soaked boats
gently bobbing back and forth
just beyond the blur of trees.
That safe and sunny harbor
is so close.
And yet there’s no way to get there,
to reach that kind of calm,
if you’re racing by
on the way to someplace else.

Here’s the thing
about life’s most meaningful moments:
you want to bottle them up,
breathe them in,
make them last forever.
But that’s impossible to do
in a hurry.