I Will Explode

“One final paragraph of advice: do not burn yourselves out.
Be as I am – a reluctant enthusiast….a part-time crusader, a half-hearted fanatic.
Save the other half of yourselves and your lives for pleasure and adventure.
It is not enough to fight for the land; it is even more important to enjoy it.
While you can.
While it’s still here.

So get out there and hunt and fish and mess around with your friends, ramble out yonder and explore the forests, climb the mountains, bag the peaks, run the rivers, breathe deep of that yet sweet and lucid air, sit quietly for a while and contemplate the precious stillness, the lovely, mysterious, and awesome space.

Enjoy yourselves, keep your brain in your head and your head firmly attached to the body, the body active and alive, and I promise you this much; I promise you this one sweet victory over our enemies, over those desk-bound men and women with their hearts in a safe deposit box, and their eyes hypnotized by desk calculators.”

― Edward Abbey


I Will Explode
by Carl Josehart

I will explode
one day
from suits too tight
to breathe
and shirts starched
to smooth out creative
and offices too ordered
to find the truth
among files filled with facts
but no useful information
about life
too short not to be lived
each day
and opportunities
slip away
like that comfortable corner of the couch
that seems to
sap energy
and fits comfortably
no reason to rise
no call to action
the deep
struggling to be heard
through TV ads
and delinquent bills

I will explode
one day
and splatter
on a regimented world
a barrage of color
will rain on black and white

via Daily Prompt: Overworked

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