On Higher Ground

Can’t hold back the tears of my suffering
desperately in need of some mothering
Responsibility doesn’t come cheap
Hopefully all I need is some sleep
to strike an acceptable balance
between business & pleasure
where laughter & pain meet
on a winning streak
finding contentment on Easy Street
once all is said and done


“I’m busy, but talk to me anyway”
says he to she
“I’ll be working on this project all day it seems
yet I’m in need of a little of your company”

Meanwhile I’m balancing the books
polishing my hooks
& practicing all my funny looks

Facing straight ahead standing on a turntable
I see much of what surrounds me
doing what must be done
one step at a time