Good to the Last Drop


 

I created this graphic to send to a very good cup, a cup celebrating a birthday last week…

Now, I’m thinking I made it for myself as well…

Because lately, I’ve been wondering if I’m a glass-half-full type of person, or a glass-half-empty type…

But while working on the birthday card, I realized I’m neither: I believe this life is an accumulation…

Even if you see the glass as half-full, you still think something is lost…

But as I see it, we fill our life’s cup, drop by drop…

And when the cup is full—as full as it needs to be—we move on.

Perhaps to a larger cup.

© 2012, Michael R. Patton
sky rope poetry

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About Michael Patton

I am a poet, novelist, essayist, cartoonist, graphic artist, peace miller, new mythologist, and fledgling world citizen.... I grew up in Northwest Arkansas and have lived and worked all over the United States.... I'm self-taught, for the most part--which is like searching for the right door in the dark. It's an on-going process.... I don't want to write MY story, I want OUR story, so that's what I'm studying: the human story: past, present, future, in its many aspects--including the spiritual. I'm proceeding at a slow crawl.... I don't see the inner world and outer world as separate. By learning about myself, I learn about others, I learn about my world.... Conversely, as I struggle to understand what I see OUT THERE, I learn about myself.... But to be clear: I don't claim any special understanding. I'm still purblind, still only half-awake.... After frustrating experience with the publisher of my first novel, I've published on my own, beginning with e-books, with plans to move into print and audio. Even video.... Along with a second novel, I've now published eight books of poetry. Each poetry book focuses on a theme. For instance, the collection GLORIOUS TEDIOUS TRANSFORMATION is about the slow difficult wonderful process of change.... In that book, as with all my work, I try to be accessible to a general audience, while also striving to achieve a certain literary quality.
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