Ducks in a Row
"Plan ahead. Be prepared. Be organized."
We grow up being told to get our ducks in a row,
but plans change, the unexpected happens,
and life gets messy, the further along we go.
Sometimes ducks are stolen by predators,
or they swim away, still in sight, but out of reach.
Sometimes ducks have minds of their own.
They swim in circles going nowhere,
no matter how hard you preach.
You finally realize that some ducks can't be controlled.
Let them swim and quack.
Take delight in the brilliant sheen
of the blue and green
of their feathers,
and know that, one way or another,
they'll get back on track,
(and so will you).