Once upon a time I heard a news reporter quote a politician who said, “We don’t want people riding the subway with their fingers crossed. We want to assure them that it’s safe.”
……and I wondered, why not? I seem to go through life with my fingers crossed.
With fingers crossed and an open heart
I make my way through the angles and curves
Though no one can ever assure me it’s safe
No matter what branch of government he serves
Some days and nights I consider the cost
and make shaky plans to get them uncrossed