Poetry Thursday: You first

man on couch wearing headphones

Eight hours
of sleep

Thirty minutes
of exercise

Sixty-four ounces
of water

One goal:

Put
your
own
oxygen
mask
on
first
or prepare for a long, hard, rocky, uphill road
of diminishing returns.

Taking care of yourself
can be a bitch
but it does not make you one.

That is reserved
for those who take from others
what is not given.

You first, ma’am:
no matter what shape
the fixing
takes.

xxx
c

7 comments

  1. Here here to poetry Thursday and to you for making self care plain. I will hit ‘submit’ and go directly to the sink to refill my glass. I will not be distracted in my quest.

  2. So, so true! Maybe if I read this enough it will sink in–and instead of just knowing what I need to do, I’ll actually be *doing* what I need to do.

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