Grounded in the Grit of Life
nowhere to turn,
move past the shoulds and didn'ts,
and secret, secret fears,
Thoughts roll around your brain,
crowding out the muse,
todos pull you down from the clouds.
Ground yourself in the grit of life.
Plant roots deep today,
this, the season of full flowers,
late summer sun.
© Christine Salkin Davis, 2018