Take something that’s broken
and try to fix it.
Don’t get overwhelmed.
Start with something small
like the thread of busted seam,
or the knobs on an old radio.
Maybe something that you’re not even sure how to fix.
Open up your tool kit
and give your house a once over.
I’m sure you’ve got something that could be working better
and if not, what’s going on down the street-
A crack in the sidewalk?
A hole in the fence?
Have you ever mended a fence before?
Give it what you can,
when you can
and use it as an excuse to learn more
about fixing things.
Once all the small things around you
get patched up
and put right,
set your sights on learning how to fix bigger problems
like an abandoned car that’s lost its will,
or a relationship that doesn’t want to give back,
or a community where no one seems to know each other anymore.
They might not be as easy to stitch up as a busted seam
but if you aren’t willing to get out there and try,