And the prompt was a picture of an exercise bike with a FREE sign hanging on it. I chose to write about patience so that could also be the prompt:
Exercise is patient
until it isn't.
Then it's urgent
now or never
But we don't believe
our blood pressure is high
our cholesterol deposits turn to plaque
The ache in our lower back will become better
- if I just get a massage
- or go to a chiropractor
Hell, exercise won't reallign my spine
Exercise is patient, until it isn't.
Books -- now books are patient.
They will hold their truths, lies, and secrets forever
Books never whine -
But they do build up . . .
And grief - grief is patient
It will linger, waiting for your attention.
You can ignore it. It will wait.
It still waits.