You had everything right…
brains, education, resources,
privilege, possessions, position,
and charm enough to convince the world
from a distance, and for awhile me,
that you had everything right.
When I got close, though,
I couldn’t help but see
everything you were
made you completely wrong…
regrets, cruelty, selfishness,
dishonesty, cheating, obscurity
and duplicity enough to convince too many
including, for that short time, me.
Me? I had just a few things right
So when everything went all wrong,
I reached out to my friends,
and dug down deep in my heart.
Now, there’s not a single thing wrong
because I am the one
who has everything I need,
even when I don’t always get it all right.
~ cj 2011.10.09