i used to but now

9 Aug

it was a few hours ago.
i became convinced,
again,
that it’s best to finish one project before starting a new one,
to devote so much attention to that one,
to only that one,
that precious little gem of a one,
but then i changed my mind because a second project bloomed and
then a third,
followed by a fourth.
the lid of my beer stein head was flying away,
then a fifth and sixth,
all of them like roads stretching to maybe nowhere,
but kids ran amok, screaming undecipherable in the playground of my mind,
a seventh then took shape
and when an eighth spawned,
i said screw it, and became convinced of the other way,
of spinning eight plates at the same time or at least dying this day trying
and maybe i’ll get lucky,
sitting here 
all exhausted,
thinking about how Rosencrantz and Manasseh equivalent insignificants rose to be
centerfolds in my mind.

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2 Responses to “i used to but now”

  1. kvennarad August 10, 2016 at 4:53 am #

    Create like a dog following scents in a field.

    • Steve Myers August 10, 2016 at 10:41 am #

      if we could only store scents or maybe we can?

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