Do This For Me

North Loop trail

So, when you’re done with all your regrets about what you could have done, “what could have been”.

When you’re done lamenting the loss of all that has come before.

When you’re done with your survivor’s guilt about still being here and loving this beautiful world when I no longer can.

There is still something you can do for me.

When you’re done with all that aforementioned waste of time and spirit, I want you to think about what I would want for you now.

You know as well as I do that it would not include regret and lament and guilt.

It would consist of walks in the Wonder Woods with any available canine. Or none at all if need be.
It would include hazy, hot summer walks admiring tiger lilies.
It would be standing still long enough to truly appreciate and enjoy the sunrise.
It would be snowshoeing through drifts at sunset.

It would be love and embraces. Touching.

It would be a comfy bed and and promises to keep.

Humans are so complicated. Sometimes they can’t figure out how to do for themselves.

So, how about you do this for me.

-Chuy

About Pazlo

Armchair Zen Master, poet, father, husband, fisherman, grandfather, brother, naturalist, son, birdwatcher, uncle, collector of old things, dog person, human.
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