Linda Studley

Can't Put the Pen Down…


Beginnings are seductive
Dream conjurers  
Possibility whisperers
who mow the grass growing on the other side of
the fence you built the last time you began.

Beginnings are demanding
The ‘if’ in qualifiers
The ‘want’ in quantifiers
The desired outcomes and arbitrary deadlines
of personal progress  that festoon your
pie in the sky chart.

Beginnings are deceptive
Carny mirrors
Sleight of mind
The used car salesmen of self-improvement
who throw in a genuine pigskin silk purse for free
with every new beginning.

Beginnings are just endings in disguise.

I will not begin today
I will just be



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