tasks mount
errands undone
table full of work
unsorted bins and boxes
art projects await
memories and poems to write
applications to fill
connections to make  

my mind scatters
anxiety flares
the weight of it all
inertia sets in
my simple life

I open a screen
scroll past my day  
but I know
work won’t be finished 
without due effort 

I turn off the device
select a fine hat
take one step
move a bit forward
in life’s race 

I open a box
my carefree heart whines
wants to play 
be patient
there’s a hat for that
on another day