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, December 2018

About the Author: I have a B.A. in Honours Religious Studies from the University of Waterloo and I love 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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