greatness

I am almost great
at many things
but there are too many directions
towards which my heart swings
I try to chase them all
and I fail
I try to love them all
but I trail behind
so I am not great
at any particular vocation
for my potential
is in permanent gestation
but I don’t mind
for I gesture, and act, and play the part
confidence is an honest lie
and it transforms my failures into art
and I find, after all,
in the truthful lie about my state
that I am I, after all,
and I know I am truly great

© Rylan Skelly, November 2017


About the Author: I have a B.A. in Honours Religious Studies from the University of Waterloo; I have a love for all major world religions – Eastern, Western, or in between; I’m genderqueer, and I’m comfortable with male, neutral, and female pronouns; I’m married to my dear wife Lynn, who is the love of my life, my best friend, and my muse; I think far too much, and often have too many ideas to know what to do with; and I am a doing being, just like you!

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I have a B.A. in Honours Religious Studies from the University of Waterloo; I have a love for all major world religions - Eastern, Western, or in between; I'm genderqueer, and I'm comfortable with male, neutral, and female pronouns; I'm married to my dear wife Lynn, who is the love of my life, my best friend, and my muse; and I am a doing being, just like you!

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