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horses for courses

back and forth
my eyes buckle under the weight
of a thousand possible courses
finishing sentences within a matter of seconds
and moving onto the next one

what is that old saying
there are probably more than you know
but not as many as I know
whatever that means

the horse presumably always pulls the cart
but what if the cart pulled the horse
isn't that a bit like life
always arriving at places
before we get there

somebody once told me
that time is a commodity
because we can never expect to catch it
I don't know why you'd want to I said
I'd rather have a condo in Florida

everybody is obsessed with time
trying to control it
they spend that much time trying to control it
that there isn't any time left
so I don't know what the point in that  is

suppose you could think of almost anything
what would you think of right now
the first things we think of
are often the simplest
because we haven't thought about anything else
we may not have had the time
or the cart may have pulled up before the horse
or our eyes might be buckling under the weight
or we may be at a condo in Florida
sipping iced tea
like it was the most natural thing in the world
what is suitable for one person
might be unsuitable for another
horses for courses

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