First Place Aspirations


Marked out names in ones through threes-
Counted to see the best
Rapid speech and knocking knees
Fear welled up in the chest
Pressure like a tamponade
Mind filling with frivolities
Comparison is the killer of all things
When locked under disparity

Anxiety, anxiety, anxiety
Never enough to fulfill that need
Perfectionism is a competition
Where second is your best

But we’re never blessed
With satisfaction,
Fearing complacency

Let it be, Let it breathe
When the going is rough.
Perfectionism is a competition
Where your best is never enough.


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