Target practice

Do right by your name,
let it stand and take aim
at all the true targets worth
nailing head-on with sharpened speed
and arched vertebrae.
Follow through with your sighting,
visualize the middle path to the center,
grasp the taunt string
and pull back ever so slightly.
Taste the weight of the air
on the arrow’s edge, the feather fletching –
give wings of action to intent,
release worry, forget failure or regret.
Fly without expecting to crash,
for once you launch a piece of your soul,
there are but a billion bulls-eyes
and only one empty hole.

About tyler4turtles

I am an avid photographer, poet, ecologist, bookworm, blogger, art enthusiast and runner who calls Montana home but lives in Oregon.
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4 Responses to Target practice

  1. edr33 says:

    ‘Poetry is the revelation of a feeling that the poet believes to be interior and personal which the reader recognizes as his own.’ ~Salvatore Quasimodo

    Continue on with your conviction because when Conviction visits we(poets) talk.

    • Thank you the excellent quote and words of inspiration, edr33! For me, poetry has always been about conveying Nature’s message and making sense of my emotions, which are sometimes universal with other poets/readers. Poetry is a hit and miss pleasure – poets find imperfect moments and make them whole and rich with meaning. May you and your muse continue with conviction on your creative journey! I look forward to reading more of your blog…hope you have a wonderful day 🙂

      • edr33 says:

        I couldn’t agree with you more…I am seriously looking forward to reading more of your subjective wit and I do hope nature and yourself continue on in your stellar relationship!

  2. Reblogged this on The ancient eavesdropper and commented:

    You can never miss the target when your heart and soul are set, dead-center, on the path to your dreams…

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