Second favourite from Of Love and Other Things. This was my e.e.cummings phase when I was more interested in the content than structure.
it took me years
and years of waiting
and more waiting
until i tried too hard
and ended up in the waiting room
of the local hospital.
the doctor said i would be fine
provided i stop trying too hard
‘it’ll kill you. not worth it”
so i tried something different
for several more years until one day
while waiting for the day to arrive
i found that trying no longer mattered.
i had arrived.
i had matured.
now i lie resting in my grave
© 2011 L. Tafa