I wish someone had told me sooner
that love was deeper than settling
that life was grander than existing
that success was more than winning
I played a game
assuming the rules
rather than reading
I wondered why I fell behind
I was angry that I wasn’t in first
I was depressed that I was left.
Now I’ve taken the time to listen
learning the rules
I learned that there are no rules
and in assuming there were I fell behind
focusing on what never was.