Saturday, March 26, 2011


I suspect that
I’d be better off if
I stopped keeping score

Obsessively comparing
My numbered place
My relative results

I wonder if like
Such indicators warp the measurement of
What counts most

I need to formulate instead an
(Index of Fencing Happiness)
A running tally of my
Pleasure in my game

Metering a steady rise
Marking each advance in
Tactics, strategy

But truth to tell, while
I’ll aim to excel holistically, track quality of life
I’d like the bling as well

1 comment:

  1. Bling is nice (very nice!), but even better is being able to remember *and enjoy* the perfection of *that* touch, even if it was the only one that you got in the bout. That's my goal at the moment.