MM: (now that Ginny & I blog together, at least in theory, this indicates that this is Matt writing).
Here's some lines I wrote recently.
I know this is a bit different tack than is normal, but if you know me, then you know that abnormal is the norm.
Not the mid-life crisis of our fathers:
it’s always funny till it’s you.
seeing others struggle with the quickened gait of father time.
slow down old man.
am I doing enough? slowing down enough?
and what precise number of daughter hand holds will suffice?
I have found no way to do all the things that matter.
I want to feed the poor.
travel the world.
raise her to know love.
I want to date my wife.
succeed at work.
meet all needs I know of.
but that filthy dog needs a bath.
and we surpassed the oil sticker 700 miles ago.
I am not battling male-pattern baldness.
rather, will my few moments be remarkable?
I despise whiter teeth or the cliché red convertible.
but aspire to do things that matter.
when my box door closes
will the few lines of text reserved for me
refer to a pristine terrier and a smooth running engine?