“What will you be?”

Adults asked “What do you want to be when you grow up?” Most of us find ourselves buffeted between dreams, plans, and opportunity… and there are different types of opportunity. Being born is first, second are the circumstances you are born into and then the possibilities that arise each day. In a grade 7 writing assignment I wrote that I would live in a house by the ocean in Scotland and write books about the lives of classical composers…a romantic thought, inspired by vinyl records I listened to at home. My vision was a fantasy of the moment, not something pursued. Yet decades later, once given the means, I moved out of the city, closer to nature and now, almost every day, I pick up a pen and write.

branches snap

in capricious wind storms

a buffeted being

tossed in many directions

held steady by sturdy roots

©️2018 Ontheland


A haibun in response to Carpe Diem #1407 Opportunity (haibun without rules)

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