A Watched Pot



A watched pot

Already. And, not yet.
More to come.
More will be.
Not recovered.
Process and progress.
Processed and progressed.
But, not done.
Even though already.
Not without pain.
Intention and effort.
Both required.
Disconcerting and comforting.
Odd bedfellows, they.
But, they come together.
Kind of like gametes.
One is insufficient without the other.
They start small and gestate.
All that will be, or can be,
In that one small zygote.
Who says a watched pot never boils?
It does if you put it over heat.

Richard L. Brewer