stop and think it over

stop and think it over

confusion spreads

day in

day out

i try to make

tiny adjustments

in order to feel

i’m being a better


some days it feels right

like when i let somebody

share my taxi

on a crowded friday afternoon

and wouldn’t let them pay

but that kind of deed

is the easy stuff

and i still feel as if

i founder at other times

when it matters more.

it’s the post-holiday slump

of course

i’m trying to

feel relevant

i’m trying to

feel useful

i’m trying to


but it’s going to take some time

and maybe i’ll never really be sure

when it’s done.