Good Enough Is Never Enough

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Started a new set of prompts – I love lists of things – this one will prove to be endlessly productive for another couple of years – 227 Rules For Monks. Who knew the simple life could be so complex. This is number 27  from the 30 nissaggiyas

Good Enough Is Never Enough

 

after two minutes

I knew this conversation

wasn’t going anywhere

it had started off so promising

with an ‘I can’t wait to meet you

I’ve heard so much about you’

so we meet

we start to talk

and after a minute

their eyes look around

at others

for others

for escape

we nod at the right times

chuckle at the right times

but aren’t looking at each other

eyes rove one another’s shoulders

looking for some someone better

the attention intention

interest we showed in each other

abruptly comprised

by the alluring promise

of others around us

of faces and smiles

of someone else to talk to

all of them at least as interesting

all of who would only hold

our eager attention for a moment

because like the one

who was so eager to meet them

our eyes would be darting

looking someone else

with bigger promise

bigger reputation

to be seen talking too

to be seen walking away from

to a better opportunity

because there is always a better opportunity

even when the one

in front of you is good enough

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