Saturday, July 1, 2017


Stress is the acid rain
of the body.

So my cardiologist said to me.

He was right.

Tonight I said goodbye
To a job I’ve held repeatedly
And felt pride to do.

What made me leave
Was the steady pain I felt
Just thinking of it.

And suddenly
The pain was gone.

Life has its steps.
Sometimes I’m impelled to take one
By logic, sometimes by reality.

When they coincide
The step is easy.

©2016 John I. Blair

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