Mind the Gap
Mind the gap
What you think you should look like
and what your body is.
what you thought you thought you would be,
and who you are now.
what you thought love was
and how it is daily, between the dishes and the washing machines.
the kind of parent you were going to be
and the tears and the screams.
the kind of kids you dreamed of
and the kids you have.
the one big way you thought you’d change the world,
and the tiny, daily, unnoticed things.
who you think he or she should be,
and who they are in reality.
What your head says,
and what your body and heart communicate.
What society expects of you,
and who you know yourself to be.
What you want,
and what you need.
and your deeds.
what you know to be true for you,
and how like to please other people.
The wordly treadmill of 9 to 5,
and what you want to do before you die.
Mind the gap indeed,
for the bigger the gap,
the bigger the fall,
the bigger the pain.
[thank you Jon Lydon for yet another stunning photo]