“SNAFU is an acronym that is widely used to stand for the sarcastic expression Situation Normal: All Fucked Up. It is a well-known example of military acronym slang, however the original military acronym stood for “Status Nominal: All Fucked Up.” ~ Wikipedia
At the checkout stand, my sweet potato
is scanned as a lime. I realize
out loud that it is the coolest lime
I’ve ever seen. The clerk meets my eyes,
grins, “Yeah, I messed up,”
and calmly scans on. I thank her for
my new mantra: Yep, I messed up.
We all do. I can drop this constant
reaching for impossible perfection,
intimidated by my tendency to perform
great and glorious fuck-ups,
and just show up, curly hair awry,
no make-up, slip-slapping by in my flip-flops.
You might notice the scabs on my knees
and bruises on my shins.
I keep falling and I keep
running in my joy,
checking in at the start
and end of each day
to pay attention and ask:
how do you experience being
in this moment? And allowing
the answer to settle in,
calming all this chatter,
just being with this beautiful
imperfect heart right now.
Inspired by the Daily Addictions Post: Intimidate
Two posts in one day?! I posted before receiving the Daily Addictions Post challenge. *Shrugs* I mess up!