There is the endless possibility
The open mind extends
Learning a language, or musicality,
Reading politics, your friends.
A spotless girl on the library steps is leading
A talk on ‘how to be successful today’
And the mutterings of ‘straining’ and ‘stressful’
Dissolve on the lips of the blessed as they pray.
For I too may idealise after such a disguise
That some call ‘effort’ and others just ‘enough’
And question, whether flawed or perfected
- leaving what is believed to be love.