times can be tough.
And times can be rough
on your hands
That’s because times like these rewind and repeat,
and the best you can do
is land on your feet.
Land on your keys
when you sit down exhausted
from looking for weeks.
when the ground underneath is shuffling around
with an opposite rhythm and beat.
Flirt with an obvious disaster
enjoying the closeted giving of heat.
Live a metered rendition of life,
a sweeter position to like.
Squeeze a petition from living ambition with vigor,
and figure the fiction is right.
If still you’re missing delight,
fill your mission with white little noises
like an ace
you keep out o’ sight.
Base your belief on a fight you can win,
not one that you might.
Taste the relief of doing it twice.
Once you get in,
stay in with a light.
Grinning is good in the dark,
but others won’t know what you like.
— Mat Freeman (2004)