Difficulty

Difficulty

When I strike the ground
With my pick axe
The ground does not yield

Easily

My strike is weak because
Of heavy weights laid on my shoulders
My strike is weak because
Of competing interests not synced with mine
My strike is weak because
Of my own negligence to prepare

My strength

Back to fundamentals of readiness
Back to fundamentals of discipline
Back to fundamentals of listening
Back to fundamentals of hearing
Back to fundamentals of feeling
Back to fundamentals of looking
Back to fundamentals of seeing

I go

Tough Times on the Street

Tough Times on the Street

who was the baddest cat in town
who was all brute, no brain, all brawn
who were the loudmouths
always spouting lip
always running cons

who were the quiet ones
who always knew the score
where the bodies were buried
who buried them
and much, much more

am i writing about past rough times
on the neighborhood street corner
or am i writing about the corner office
tough times on Main Street
and tough times in things corporate