Updated: Sep 17, 2020
stress is productive procrastination
a shelf full of half-read books
a half-life hardly worth living
not enjoying a given moment
fingers in all the pies
an arm in the future.
holding yourself to impossible standards
no love of the self
doing too much and not enough
all at once
your friends are doing so much
being what you were supposed to be
another year wasted
analysing every minute,
every hour you lost
every coin you impulsively spent
it will tear you limb from limb
stress is ambivalence
driving without your eyes open
no control of the wheel (is this even your car?)
you never know whether you're on the right track,
you have the right map,
to guide you from A to B.
and once you've figured out A and B,
then what is C?
it may be just
a cloud of dust.