Spontaneity

I

It’s often true that close is good enough

and perfect isn’t just precisely what

you want when you are forty. Let it hang.

Precision and perfection is the death

of spontaneity. Color outside

the lines. Set free, unleash your inner child

and celebrate the squiggles and the mess.

II

The game is on the line. You’re forty feet

from winning. All you have to do is sink

the put, but you decide a perfect put

destroys perfection, close is good enough.

III

You’re forty stories high. The cable’s tight

and you decide that all you have to do

is sort of walk the cable. Close will do.

It doesn’t matter if you put your feet

precisely on the cable. Close will do.

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