I Could Look At You In Envy

I could look at you in envy for all the things you have
the ease with which you cope and your luck when things get bad.

You show me I can shape my world and bring that little ease.
That when the wind is strong we might need to bend, or sway like those sturdy old trees.

I see the work you’ve put in and I see the dues you’ve paid
and your graceful acceptance when all you try just fails.

I see that every chance you’ve got you’ve carved out for yourself
and I’m grateful to have you in my life.

My teachers and my friends.

To all the wonderful women I know. For your ideas. Your warmth. For your trying.

And for your skill in finding a way.

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Published by Anitaelise

Anitaelise teaches piano lessons at Anitaelise Piano Studio and writes poetry and essays at The Relaxed Housekeeper.

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