Perspectives: 334/365

The Fitness Center

People were just milling about in front of our gym,
Patients were late for appointments,
Classes could not start on time.
The kids never said why they were out there.

We haven’t done anything, but
LOOK OUT FOR THEM.
Why are they getting in the way
Of the businesses that feed them?

So disrespectful.

Perspectives: 333/365

The Coffee Shop

My customers could not get in,
They totally interfered with my business,
I can’t believe my kid was in that crowd.

Who do they think they are?
Protesting never works.
Protesting only costs money.

Perspectives: 332/365

Horace Taylor’s Flower Shop

We were just about to open,
Saturdays usually start quickly
With weddings and banquets and all,
We open the door
To put the sidewalk sign out
And
Standing
There
Were
All
These
Kids.
They were on the curb,
Quiet,
Not too in the way,
But the sidewalk is not wide,
I wondered why they were there,
I yelled out to them,
They just walked away.
The last person was Blair.
He looked away and just kept going.
That’s when I knew what was happening.

Kettlebell Haiku

Swinging kettlebells
Reverse pivot then snapping
An action for life

A Start

cups strewn about,
used and left for custodians
says a lot about narrowminded focus.

perhaps that’s w hy
things go as they do,
without caring or discipline.

guidance, insistence, demanding
an appreciation for proper habits
creates the atmosphere for doing what is right.

who will make that happen?
who has that power?
who…?

12-8-18 Haiku

Listen to nothing
Hear the magic in silence
Peaceful quiet times

Perspectives: 331/365

Clark Burgess (Business Administrator)

Ralph called me,
I laughed, a silent protest,
Ha.

About an hour later they were at my house,
Quiet,
I walked into the yard and
They all turned away at the same time
They never moved.
They just stood there.

I called Ralph,
Neither of us laughed.
We talked about our media response.