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My Stifling Procrastination

By Bruce Gunther


Exudes confidence.

Exhales dust and ennui.

Lets weeds grow.

Stifles the urge to put

one word in front of

the other until I make it.

Convinces me that reading

one more page of a book

that bores me is healthy

for my brain.

Asks me why I deny

my hunger when

the cupboard beckons

with its salty snacks.

Helps me to decide

that another five minutes

of monitoring my turbocharged

monkey mind is the real game.

Tells me that my timeline

is an eternity when my

real age rounds the last turn

and staggers down the homestretch.

But tomorrow –

tomorrow I will

conquer worlds slightly

bigger than pine cones

and call it good enough.


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