• Vol. 10
  • Chapter 12
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Bad Actors at the Pity Party

Most times the weight
of our own expectations
draws tight as a noose.

How did this one person
escape? In this image,
someone broke free from

their scale of judgment.
One final calculation
determined their sum

is worth more than its parts.
Then climbed down from
the willow upon seeing

the locked gate open,
which it was all along,
obscured by the four

dark riders of creativity:
Perfection, Paralysis,
Doubt, and Despair.

Bad actors at the pity party
enjoyed by no one.
Especially the host.