Instead of starting in the morn
I waited until my work was done
so when I finally stepped outside
the sun was high and shining bright
I grabbed the rake to clean the paths
full of lot’s of good intent
but after raking a couple of them
my shirt was soaked and covered in sweat.
I thought, “To hell with this,
I do not need to be out here
and put up the rake and went indoors
and changed my sweaty clothes for shorts.
I jumped into the car as I grabbed my bag
making sure to have a water bottle or two
and went to the gym where I worked out
until I was sweating just like before.
The difference being gym sweat is good
as it means that I am working hard
as opposed to sweating out in the yard
just thinking of raking all those leaves.
Two hours later I was through
and drove back home and walked outside
and decided that I was way too tired
and the leaves could keep so I let them ride
I guess the moral of the story is
to pick and choose at what to work hard
and weigh the benefits to the mind
and choose the most satisfying kind.