Our Days

Our days are not safe harbors.
How we live our days
is essential–best to harbor
no resentments, no ill will.
Best, too, to unfurl and honor
true sentiment and will
our better selves. The destination
can be fine, the sojourn
enjoyable, but we learn more
from our passages. When
it is our time to pass,
we look back to shore
with no regrets.

Andrew Shattuck McBride


“Our Days” was my August 5th poem for the postcard poetry project. I used an antique card view of “Washington State Ferry ‘Kaleetan‘ leaving Friday Harbor in the San Juan Islands.”

I mailed the postcard to Michelle of Moline, Illinois.

Blessings to Michelle and all, Andy

About Andrew Shattuck McBride

I am a writer, editor, writing coach, and consultant. I work in a variety of genres, including poetry, short stories, and creative non-fiction. I also have a couple of novels simmering on back burners. THANK YOU to Nan Macy of Village Books for taking this photo (June 2011).
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6 Responses to Our Days

  1. tsena says:

    so very sad-sweet, succinct, and perfect for the postcard you chose.

  2. I sure like the wordplays (don’t I always)–but here they’re not just clever; they’re subtle, and poignant. Very nice.

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