Adaptive Work

Last year, I read Leadership Without Easy Answers by Ronald A. Heifetz. The following poem was part of me processing the main thrust of the book: adaptive change. There’s so much more I could write, but for me, this suffices for now.


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Sitting for a moment

On the curb to reflect

In the adjoining parking lot

Of the shopping strip of you name it

– Kroger, Goodwill, that Mexican joint –

Starbucks and Little Caesar’s the closest


I hear a wrestling

Perhaps just wind

Or a small creature

Of a tiny wooded area

I don’t know it just quite yet

But oh how my senses are now lit