All According To Plan

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 this post by shinyobjectssite.

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!