Go for Coffee??


“Hey, let’s go for coffee”  Uh, excuse me?  No.  That’s just way too aggressive.  Like where are we going?  Will it be hard to find, is wide open parking available?  What kind of people will be there?  Will I feel awkward? (of course I’ll feel awkward)  Will they have weird coffees that nobody knows how to pronounce, forcing me to sound like an idiot??  Will I need to pay ten dollars for a big silly mug of some hard to pronounce brew that I will be too nervous to even enjoy?  Will someone else you know show up, forcing me to act all cool and fun?  Will it turn into shopping and a movie?  Will I be unable to concoct a good enough reason why I can’t go.  Is “I need to go home and sit quietly” a good enough reason to refuse a continued interaction?  If I’m able to get…

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One and Many

Am I supposed to struggle

to look like them

act like them

follow rules made by them

that hold up standards

created by them

so one day

I can be one of them

(or appear to be)

completing tasks

with outcomes

desired by them

so important to them

all the while

Denying this world

of me

and what I’m

here to do

Or should I stretch

my small space

as I grow

the truly special

gifts that lay dormant

within me

until it begins to BE

that they

and we

and you

and me

are ONE

and many 🙂