Looking Up

— Nick Butterfield

Usually, I’m looking down when walking.
Sometimes I peak
And notice the UPS driver seems
Clean cut.
I hear Buster Posey hit a Grand Slam.
Later, a politician laughed
And the people prayed.
Better to watch the ground
Moving under my feet.
Fingers feel like falling
Like rain drops in sunlight.
My grip loosens
And my thoughts abstract.
Fish will learn to swim
Moving about in schools.
On a rainy day, I’ll stay home
And look and listen.

One thought on “Looking Up

  1. "Better to watch the ground/ Moving under my feet."Subtle and wise advice. Sometimes in life, the only thing that we can do is to keep on moving.I think of one of my favorite songs from Fiona Apple, "Extraordinary Machine":"I can’t help it, the road just rolls out behind meBe kind to me, or treat me meanI’ll make the most of it, I’m an extraordinary machine."

Leave a Comment

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s