Poetry.

And if I ever become complacent,

unroot me from my stagnant comfortability

and shake me

shift me until I am disoriented and desperate

for something more 

something more 

than my idle walk carelessly into repetitive behaviors 

and repetitive mindset

and the twisted idea that repetition and familiarity 

will give me any sense of a real purpose 

 

And if I ever become complacent,

I give you permission to make me 

feel something so deeply that it 

fervors a restlessness in my soul to act

rapidly and honestly

 

Remind me of the necessary 

zest that life has when you taste it the way you should

that even though adventure and risks are often scary

that it's okay  to jump off the edge a little bit

to feel faith establish a home in your gut

but do not confuse it for fear

 

And if I ever become complacent,

dissemble this safe haven I've built myself in

Take off this blindfold and show me the world and how badly it hurts

Show me that there is too much work to be done to be comfortable

 

You can be comfortable when you're gone from this place

Until then, 

do not become complacent 

refuse to slip idly into this comfort

and live to be shaken a little bit

Live to have your sphere rattled for the sake of necessary change

 

You can be comfortable when you're gone from this place

Until then,

squirm purposely