Musing under the oaks. (Photo by: Reece Burka)
Musings Under The Oaks: The Trouble With Perfection
Once upon a time I believed that
I might earn the keys to the pearly gates
if I could write a perfect poem,
make a hole-in-one, have a perfect marriage
and meditate without distracting thoughts.
Once there, I pictured myself
enjoying the freedom of ultimate leisure
in a land of eternal delight
until I realized how lonely I would be
having left all of my friends behind.
So, I decided to abandon my quest
in exchange for the fellowship of humanity
and relief from the pressure to be perfect…
And besides, I was never much good at golf anyway.
Reece Burka 6/23/2020