ihatepoetry (ihatepoetry) wrote,
ihatepoetry
ihatepoetry

My Slab (Prompt: self-portrait)

You start out

as a giant slab

of some malleable

material,

 

an obelisk

of possibility.

 

With every experience,

every temporary setback

and the even more

transient victories

 

you chip away

a little more 

from the slab.

 

The goal is to make

a breathtaking

sculpture

of your life.

 

My slab

has its dramatic edges

and its comforting curves

 

but it is

still a fair distance away

from my vision.

 

Only now

it’s a race

against time,

 

which,

I suppose

it’s been

all along.

 

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