Time to pursue my creativity;
Too many distractions and obligations
That eat away my energy.
And then when it's a good time
to do the one thing
I most want to do,
I put it off, yet again.
In the moment,
Dusting the shelf
just seems easier
Just when I’m getting myself
Motivated to start,
There’s always one more thing to do.
And that seems to take priority
Over my creative pursuit.
Time to connect to myself and others.
A sense that there isn’t enough time;
That I could or should be doing more.
Although, how can that possibly be true?
What ifs, coulds and shoulds
are easy to be explain and defend
When there’s no evidence
to the contrary.
And it takes me further away
From my desires, my dreams.
Even though I know the reasons are untrue
That I can prioritize myself,
And the momentum gets started again.
Everything ebbs and flows.
Energy and time.
Winter is the season of quiet reflection
Of taking stock
And not regret for what never was
And couldn't ever be.