ihatepoetry (ihatepoetry) wrote,

My Slab (Prompt: self-portrait)

You start out

as a giant slab

of some malleable



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


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,



I suppose

it’s been

all along.



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