Perfectly Imperfect

This poem is me processing my the legnth of my self-imposed to-do list by embracing imperfection and the art of the slow motion chore. Many of us have this struggle. Busy is a gift of sorts. Seeing that gift takes some unlearning however. I am still unlearning.

Perfectly Imperfect

I am working on imperfection
Expectations of myself
and perceived judgements of others
which may be projections of my perfection
or insecurities.
The achiever (why?)
My quality and volume measures
No task left undone or even half done.

There is time for everything
that is important
The crux
is to whittle down
to what is truly important
Be choosey.

Be okay with fewer projects,
the bucket list backs up.
Smaller garden,
only herbs and lettuce
maybe no garden.
Fewer friends,
but so many good friends.
Dirty dishes in the sink
and laundry waiting,
it is hard to relax,
to sleep with the undone.
Be okay with mistakes
oh tackling perfection (or is it fear) again.

I am whittling
I am whittling
It is not easy
but I am whittling.
Imperfection is achievable
especially for an achiever


About createthedawn

Dawn’s calling is for her poetry to “light the gloomy corners of the world.” She writes custom poems life events important to you. Dawn also facilitates writing workshops both online and face-to-face, is a dynamic speaker on inspiration, innovation, change, and healing. Dawn believes in the power of poetry to process, to focus, to align, and to find our way to happiness and fulfillment. Thus, her business and her blog are called: create the dawn.
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