Light years

You will always be light years away From perfection Because though all created things Have infinity bound up within them- No matter how many hills we climb And dragons we slay There will always be yet another height Yet another beast. We live in world Of inescapable limitations with Facts that will remain unchanged No […]

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Staying in your lane

Doesn’t have to be a put down Or a sign that you don’t belong That you cannot do great things That your story cannot change. It can also mean knowing yourself Well enough to actively choose your own path And trusting yourself enough To persevere when things don’t seem too promising. Your lane is yours […]

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Done

We can only count as worthwhile The things we get done. Before something can ever be thrown into The trash It has to have existed first. Unwritten books Unspoken words Unattempted ideas Will never be up for consideration, For either rejection or celebration. The world we live in Is made up of the things that […]

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Receipts

We are always spending time.There is no real way to save it.You cannot earn it back.Nor pay it forward.Nor borrow it.It can only be spent.And once spent, time is no longer accessible-We can never go back to it.But we do have receipts;Evidence of a transactionProof of paymentSomething to show for the time spent.Poor decisions have […]

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On “knowing your place”

Being reminded of “your place” Can be humbling. When the kind of projects you dream of doing And the ones you actually do Don’t even remotely match- it can be jarring. Demotivating even. Especially now when there always seems to be Peers on our timelines prospering in ways We wish we could. But rather than […]

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Working toilets

What does it say about a place if the toilets are not working?A working toilet is unremarkable:Except for quality assurance officials,No one should really notice.But it becomes unmistakable when it doesn’t work.Sure, no toilet is built to run for all timeAnd the maintenance budget can understandably be a little leanIn tough times,But a broken toilet […]

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Shame assignment

I used to assign shame To certain occupations Like being a taxi driver or conductor : It’s not the ideal job Often the bottom of the food chain Not often educated Sometimes working from filthy taxi ranks Breaking a lot of traffic rules as they go. And yes, some of them are douche bags But […]

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