Science calls it flow.
The way we get when we’ve found
Something that gets deep
Under our skin and down in our bones.
That wraps us up like skin
And warms us like a hearth ablaze.
We need it periodically
To dive down into something that stretches
Our skills and tests our mettle
And makes us gently better than we were before.
I’ve been that absorbed.
It hurts in ways that feel like itches scratched
After which, we’re healed
A little more each time; pressing a little further on
Toward mastery; competence
Completeness - what you’ve always hoped to be.
© 2017 by Tom King