You don’t want to admit it
but lately you have been thinking
that your big moments
have all passed.
You abhor the sentiment
but truth is, you do sit around
thinking that you’re in stasis
and therefore decline.
Man, it’s like
you’re a damn walnut — hard-shelled,
long-fallen, full of potential,
sunken into the ground.
Maybe you’ll get out
and grow. Maybe you’ll rot.
Maybe you’ll be uncovered
by a squirrel and be consumed
by a being with a more urgent need
than any of your own and that will be
your biggest moment, your greatest
contribution. It ain’t over yet,
is what I’m trying to say.