The Solution

Dried Up

I recognize the ideal,
of what I’m ideally working towards,
but I’m incapable of realizing it.
So why not satisfy myself
with what I imagine
I’m capable of doing
rather than actually doing it?
That seems like a reasonable solution.

But isn’t that what I’ve been doing all along:
basking instead of striving;
recognizing what I’m capable of
and settling for less?
Which is actually a long process
of resigning oneself to failure:
basking in the glory of potential
and potential glory,
until potential is dead.

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2 Comments to “The Solution”

  1. don’t settle for less
    keep up the good work
    smile

  2. “I am constantly confronted by other people’s work that I could have created myself.” Even though I always know what I’m getting myself into when I read your poems, your words never fail to blindside me. Thanks for that…

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