Everything's Going To Be Quite Alright

This poem was inspired by Alanis Morrisette's I've Got One Hand In My Pocket and the bold italicize words are from this song


I wanted my love story to be this way

But it was that way

OK love if you say so

I will go that way

And I said everything’s gonna be fine fine fine

 I had no one to follow

And I have a horrible sense of direction

I am lost, but I'm hopeful, baby

And what is all boils down to

Is that no one's got it figured out just yet

So I got down on my knees and put my ear to the Earth

And she said everything is going to be quite alright

I've got one hand in my pocket

And the other is typing words onto this page

Today I wonder about turning left when maybe you, reading this, would have turned right

I wanted to go this way but my love sent me that way

I was following my heart where there are no wrong turns

I  am learning to trust I know where I am going

And the ocean's tide of my words

I've got one hand in my pocket

And the other is blowing a kiss on our front porch goodbye


Alanis Morrisette  I've Got One Hand In My Pocket