When the world gets a little too close,
I shut the door and I just lean back.
There comes a time when I’ve had enough.
And I will quit before my shell begins to crack.
I light a candle and I fill my tub with scent.
And enjoy a flute of some bubbly delight.
I lie back and let it all wash away.
My guard is down and I don’t have to fight.
So many battles are just waiting to be fought.
Sometimes the cares of this world must slip away.
I’ll grab the bull by the horns on my terms.
And when I’m ready, I’ll get back into the fray.
Shelby I. Courtland
©2014 Shelby I. Courtland