Pulling it together

on the far side of forever.

Set out to answer my questions.

Bought and sold my apprehensions.

You would think by now

that I had probably learned my lesson,

but I’m hardheaded.

So hardheaded.


Came down from the rafters.

You talked me down after

each and every disaster,

once I got my final answer.

You say it wouldn’t

hurt so much

if I could just get to it faster,

but I’m hardheaded.

So hardheaded.


I thought by now you’d give up.

All the stupid stuff

that I have done enough

to make your life so rough.

You tell me

if life gets harder,

then you better be tough.

You’re hardheaded.

So hardheaded.



DJR – 2022

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