Somber Realization of Responsibility

This morning has given me

All I need to grin

A silly smile

Take a drive for awhile

Let the memories begin


Seeing all the brightest shades of green

Love, joy, and intrigue of the scene

A single file

Of ants on the tile

Being who they’re made to be


And then sets in…


The somber realization of responsibility

The little ache in my left-side chest

So I stand to greet

The horizon at my feet

Tack on a grin and make my way west


Photo by Lorenz Lippert on Unsplash


I realize the ants in the photo are not walking on tile, but file doesn’t rhyme with wire, so…

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"Music expresses that which cannot be said and on which it is impossible to be silent." -Victor Hugo

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