Sunday, May 6, 2012

When Time Rubs Against Your Knuckles

Week 18

When Time Rubs Against Your Knuckles


      1.   Some things and people have to be left alone to thrive.

      2.   Many things I start, or have a hand in starting, should be
            left to others to finish.

      3.   Hands off means “no looking over another’s shoulder.”

      4.   Subordinates often want to be left alone, be independent,
            ply their own craft, so they can bring you a rainbow.

      5.   Rough going in team settings—surprising hardship, hidden
            roadblocks, bogging down, frayed nerves-- are the stuff of

      6.   Time spent, doubts abounding,, too late to turn back though
             all seems lost, then a stunning glimmer.

      7.   Genius pulled through a slit, reversing all fortune.


A seed is planted
and like a
watched pot
that doesn’t boil,
should be left alone
for awhile,
tended, perhaps,
and watered, but
not busied.
Grains that rub, that
slip through our grasp
and time itself
make way for
appearances we cherish
and exceed our
small hopes.

© 2012 Allan Cox, Allan Cox & Associates Inc. All Rights Reserved.

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