Simple Competition

Is it Real? Or just a diversion?


Photo by Uriel Soberanes on Unsplash

I am forgetting the key to my essence
What did the wise grad student say?
Something about being the captain of your life
Or was it “Always live your life with a game-like attitude?”

Seeing the goldfinches at the bird feeder
While hearing the flicker call impetuously
My soul…



Rusty Alderson

Retired technologist — eschewing cubicles; habitual observer; perpetual student; philosopher; poet; essayist; advocate for nature and wilderness.