From the tip-top of January
to the bottom of every December;
life is a continuum.
May we remember to remember
There are no platforms on which we
halt. No arrivals at which we are landing
There is only continuous movement.
Blend motion into all planning.
Next is a good four-letter word that dances
on the tongue and illuminates the playgrounds
of our minds. Next can call loudly or soft
and subtle when it chimes.
Within the cold of winter, remember next are
the fragrant flowers of spring. Next reminds us
there is no be-all or end-all to anything.
When riding a high tide or if a low tide
has you feeling sadness or perplexed,
know true muscle can be found
in how well we just say … Next!