The Aftermath

So last week, you
may have heard news you
weren’t prepared to listen to,
or regretfully got involved in
something you shouldn’t have.
You lost your step,
or lost your place, or
didn’t handle yourself with
your usual grace.
It felt awkward. It felt wrong.
It set you back
from where you were, or
where you wanted to be. It’s
been on your mind ever since,
even as you slept.
Mistakes do that.
There are times you
don’t even know it’s an error
until you are dealing with
the aftermath.
Like gum on a shoe, you can’t
rid yourself of the residue.

09/26/2019                                      j.g.l.


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