The Speed of a Bead

The Speed of a Bead

drop a bead and let it go
the slope of the ground…fast or slow?
observe the bead as it does roll
sensitive to the ground as a whole

now don’t assume the bead is round
a different shape can hit the ground
if it is cubed or angular in form
it may stay where it lands and not perform

so the speed of a bead from still to fast
depends on the circumstances when it’s cast
and all we can do is observe and wait
and practice not to anticipate

allow its journey, watch and learn
every bead can also adjourn
its travels, its speed, the path it took
having met resistance or finding a nook

gagi     04/06/14