Monday, September 29, 2014

the attitude cometh

adolescence can be a grumpy roommate

I can feel a bit sad
when developmental reality
catches hold for awhile,
and joy in the moment
morphs into tired attitude,

it’s like the wonderful person still there
gets a grumpy roommate,
and it takes awhile for equilibrium to reassert,

afterwards, joy can be even more real and deep,
for the darker potential in the moment can be noticed,
and yet still be denied the power to rule the self.

by Henry H. Walker
September 28, ’14

1 comment:

hollybee said...

Henry – brought tears to my eyes this morning. The precise place in which we are living with our adolescent boys. Love it.