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Rated: E · Poetry · Spiritual · #1781052
We Americans expect Steak in a Sushi Bar way too often!
Steak in a Sushi Bar

I stood tall at the top
         of my mountain.
None worked harder than me
         to scale the peak.
None has reached as far!

I wanted reality to be real,
the success of my warring
         to last forever and ever again.
Looked for steak in a sushi bar,
the loving feeling
         to last forever and ever again.

The peak turned out to be
         a melting ice cap,
the sun stayed out too long.
An earthquake joined the sun
and now I stand knee-deep
         in a flood.

Hope and fear surround me,
         trapping me here.
I look up and see a new peak.
I could climb again, or
         swim in the mud.

But the lesson of my fall
reminds me that when
facing a choice of either or,
I can choose to laugh,
         and that opens the door!

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