Our whole life is absorbed with living, waking, waiting,
Listening, anticipating, second guessing, planning,
Plotting, back peddling, emailing, texting,
Meetings, organising, posting, signing,
Explaining, explaining again, explaining more,
Controlling our breathing….
Catching the next curve ball, dodging the grenades,
Building the scaffolding, putting out the touch-paper,
Fighting the fire, damping the flames,
It’s all never-ending, it is constant,
It’s unrelenting, it’s the runaway train.
We are a saturated cloth, unable to soak up any more.
We are not waving at you in the water, we are just trying to stay afloat.
Dedicated to all those who are trying their best with their children.