In the face of making great art and doing meaningful work
Is the very great likelihood of imperfection.
Not quite making something remarkable,
Today the ruby never seems to sparkle
No matter how much you shine.
You see, the promise of procrastination
Is that tomorrow you will have a better shot
Yet this comes at the expense of a real step
Towards progress today.
Indeed writer’s block is a real thing.
Perhaps it is the desire for every thing you write
To be a deal-signer.
Well, most of the time
For most of us
The words we manage to pen in a day
Almost always pale in comparison
To the perfect sentences we faintly perceive yet fail to construct.
Perhaps one key to better writing
Is looking at the best you could do today
And choose imperfection.
For often creatives are their own biggest critics.
Go ahead. Write it.
Maybe lightning will strike tomorrow.