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Leaving stones unturned

There’s this TV
detective, Backstrom,
who hates everything but
catching bad guys

Racing to find a victim
before she dies, he
grudgingly joins a
prayer circle;
he did, after all,
say he’d do anything
to find her
(no caveats
for things he finds ludicrous)

In stillness,
he sees things
commotion
concealed from him

He finds
not by seeking
something new
but by stopping to view
what’s already there

Sometimes
(like today)
I need to
remind myself
(like Backstrom)
that the answer isn’t always
in finding every stone to turn
but in standing still long enough
to see the ones
already there
all along

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  1. Felix
    March 9, 2015 at 2:09 pm

    Reblogged this on Felix Chen.

  2. Deb
    March 9, 2015 at 3:11 pm

    Answers right under our noses…as they say. Why do we often try so hard to ignore them, hunting and seeking and driving ourselves crazy…why is it that what sits silent before us, the one thing we very much need, so damn difficult to accept.

  3. cardamone5
    March 9, 2015 at 3:56 pm

    I sooo get this. Last night, my husband made me realize that I missed several pivotal moments with my daughter during a trip to the mall earlier int he day because I was distracted by what I needed to get our sons, who were not there, and by falsely believing she was indifferent to me. I realized if I had been more present, I would have witnessed that she shares my interest in getting a deal, and that just being with us is more important to her than what we buy her (duh!) Now, I ask myself, based on my demonstrated mindset, is being with her my main priority?

  4. March 9, 2015 at 6:35 pm

    Reblogged this on The Militant Negro™.

  5. March 9, 2015 at 9:14 pm

    I so get this one. I have been missing moments in time, in life my own and other peoples.

  6. March 10, 2015 at 7:25 am

    I’m you — a brilliant mom and writer … why do I let myself get distracted from seeing what I know to be true? 💖

    Love you. And Backstrom.

  7. March 11, 2015 at 8:01 am

    Very nice. True and touching.

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