Sonnet #18: Week of July 16, 2017

The other night, while watching “Mountain Men,”
I switched the channel to another show;
A program that, for sure, could not have been
More antithetical—“Shark Tank.” I know
That each of these provides a portal to
A lifestyle that is foreign to my own.
I do not hunt for elk at dawn nor do
I have spare millions to invest. I’ve grown
Accustomed to a life of measured risk:
Will I find parking in a decent spot?
I hear a vague, persistent sound, “Tsk, tsk,”
Inside my head. I think my time is not
Well spent in watching others fail or win:
Adventure’s waiting in the life I’m in.

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