Such a Problem

If I can just be patient and let it,
the world will unfold as it should.
Problems will untangle
revealing themselves not
to be problems at all.

Turns out multiple calls
and waits on hold
plus multiple e-mails to the NY Times
were not necessary.
My paper was delivered next door.

The relentlessly pushing self
finds out too late–
she’s held in a web of caring.