I’m not a competitive person by nature.
I shy away from it.
My self esteem is not in the least
Tied to winning –
Or an inherent need
To come in first.
One of the weekly chores
I’ve struggle with over the years
Is bringing the trash can in from the curb.
A simple task.
Also one I put off.
Last week I decided I’d start
Being the first person on the street
To bring the trash can back to the house.
(Normally I’m the last.)
This isn’t about beating everyone else.
If I’m second or third,
I’d still consider myself doing well.
It’s about making a game
Out of something I consider a chore.
Setting up a situation, a habit…
Where no matter what place I come in,
I’m still better off than before.