Sometimes I feel
I look through my feet to the glittery water caught in the V of the horizon. My tummy is fat with brown bread and cheese, there was not much choice for a vegetarian, so I washed it down with champagne and was grateful. I watch a pukeko stupid walk towards the long grass, squawking loudly to warn her chick to stay down, ‘there is a human out here, a human, stay hidden’ she says again. I focus on my shoes, they are black and have molded to fit my feet perfectly. They do not match my octopus print dress but it is a wedding by the beach; the tentacles on the fabric reach my ankles anyway, so I guess it’s alright, no one can see much of them. They are my comfortable shoes. Today I am relaxed and comfortable, like my shoes, but sometimes I feel
Sometimes I feel I have been left high and dry,
or used for an occasion.
Sometimes I feel worn out,
overworked and rushed.
Sometimes I feel anxious and jittery,
at others, I feel patient and calm.
Sometimes I have felt excluded
sad and broken.
But mostly I feel snugly
thankful for friends and family
and just, well………. fabulous.
Today I feel comfortable and relaxed. I love my black shoes, this day and my octopus print dress.