Not a Perfectionist

Poem, Vignette

Nov 12 2019

Gold Tape

Not a Perfectionist

a poem/vignette

Dear Reader,

I’m not a Perfectionist. Perfect implies an endpoint.
I don’t believe in perfect. I believe in the possibility of improvement.
It can always be better, I will never be satisfied,
I’m an exhausting kind of optimist.

I tutored a fifth grader in writing.
He kept bringing back his paragraph, I kept suggesting edits.
‘When is it ever going to be enough for you?’ He huffed.
Good point. Never. I thought we were having fun, making it better
and better. Fine, you can stop.
Perfect enough.

Until the Next Chapter,

Xandra

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