>One Day at a Time

What goes around comes around.
I made up that phrase this morning.
Do you like it? Would you like to use it?
Be my guest. Help yourself.
You can have your cake and eat it too.
You get the best of both worlds,
six of one and half a dozen of the other.
But don’t bite off more than you can chew.
I’ve been smoke-free for three years
and there’s no such thing as a free lunch.
But say you get your ducks in a row
(your sitting ducks, your lame ducks,
your lucky ducks, your dead ducks),
then, at the last moment of consciousness,
when your whole life flashes before you,
these words will go from your mouth to God’s ear
and he (whatever you conceive him to be)
will nod once, with mild eyes,
and say, “Been there. Done that.”

–by David Lehman, from Oxford American Writer’s Thesaurus

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