Do you care for that
for which you’ll settle?
What you’ll give up
for fear of never having?

Do you care
for the mortgage?
This roof over your head?
Yours some time
but not quite yet

Do you care
for the hours
plugged in and wired
Serving corporate masters
Marching in step
So available
so very ‘Yes’

Do you care
that your life
is compromised and draining?
That you’re climbing ever higher
for no reason
you can tell

Do you care
for dreams
buried so long ago?
Or slowly eroded
in seconds, minutes, hours

That child-you
dancing
singing
painting
finding friends

A million tiny choices
nailing
her coffin lid

Do you care
if your tomorrow
betters your today?
Do you settle for another day
of ticking
death-row
clocks?

Do you settle?

Have you settled?

Have you settled
for a myth?
For a legend?
For stories
someone told you
were the way things had to be?

Have you settled
for a life
that leaves you
shrivelling?

Have you settled?

How about not settling
’til happiness flows easy
’til who you are
and who you love
is all you’ll ever need

Making joy for others
the only calling
you will follow

Being all you’re meant to be
and judged in your eyes
only

When things and stuff
and happenstance
don’t tell you right from wrong
in from out
good from bad

When you’ve realized
that ‘just enough’
brings happiness
more than ‘more’

How about not settling
’til happiness flows easy
’til who you are
and who you love
is all you’ll ever need?

How about not settling?