Parkour

Ticking off a To Do list is a satisfying thing to do.
But after ticking off all the to dos,
what’s left to do? Is that the time to sit
and reflect on all the things you did do
or do you turn the page and find new things to do?
I wonder if animals look back at their achievements.
I hope so. The stuff beavers build is incredible.
It’s sad thinking about a cat running up a tree,
jumping on to the narrowest part of a fence,
down to the ground, over a stream
and not thinking wow, I’m proud of that,
but then I guess that’s just what parkour is.

© Carl Burkitt 2020

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