The problem with being in a hurry
Is that you tell yourself
In more ways than one
That what you are chasing after
Is of supreme importance:
More beautiful than the roses you speed past
Of greater value than the sleep you deprive yourself of
Of deeper significance than the person you’re becoming along the way.
The hurried life isn’t just fast-
Because chances are
Once you get the thing
You’ve been racing for all along
You may not be the kind of person
Who can enjoy it.