On being in a hurry

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-

It’s disordered

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. 

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