I wonder if you’ve noticed that my blog avoids the news.
I’m quite aware of all the mess, the falses and the trues.
Impeachment is enormous, then again it’s sort of not;
With Trump as head of state we hear unheard-ofs quite a lot.
My paucity of politics is not a blog mistake.
The rest of life continues, is the point I’d like to make.
I hope we’ll all work hard to tell the real news from the fake,
But also we should give our frazzled faculties a break.
No matter who’s in power, we all work and rest and eat,
And love our friends and family and give furry friends a treat.
Oh yes, work hard for goodness! Be a beneficial force.
But also we are human, and we must refresh our source.
The sun comes up, the moon goes ‘round, the seasons flow and ebb;
Breathe deeply in the whole wide world; shut down the World Wide Web.
Reserve some time to be an independent self, alone.
There’s wisdom in our natures, if we’ll just turn off the phone.
My 60th year in 60,000 words
Day 145: 181 words, TOTAL = 23,640; 36,360 remaining
Robin Clifford Wood is a writer and writing teacher. She lives in central Maine with her husband and dogs, loves to be outdoors, and enjoys ever-expanding horizons through her grown children and their multi-species families.