Signature Move

A signature move is

an essential act

that awaits accompaniment.

Jackson’s Moon Walk, a handshake,

Churchill’s “V” sign, a high five,

Fosbury’s Flop, a raised glass,

Cesar’s thumb down, a standing ovation,

Bernstein’s entreating wave, crossed fingers.

Sometimes someone goes unrecognized

despite wondrous works.

Concealed by who people want to see,

disguised by who they are not,

masked by not being who is expected.

At times, we are lost

on the road to Emmaus

discouraged, disappointed, disheartened.

There are no answers we want to hear,

no revelations we want to see.

A familiar setting

can be beneficial.

A measure that bridges gaps

makes the unknown known.

We can see clearly now.

A signature move is

to be carbon-copied

and makes community.

Published by carlfmaulbeck

In the movie "Harvey", Elwood P Dowd, played by Jimmy Stewart, explains coping with the world this way: "Years ago my mother used to say to me, she'd say, 'In this world, Elwood, you must be' - she always called me Elwood - 'In this world, Elwood, you must be oh so smart or oh so pleasant.' Well, for years I was smart. I recommend pleasant. You may quote me." Well, for years I was smart, oh so very smart, I too recommend pleasant - Trust the harmony

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