It’s all in vain, you can’t compete,
for there is always something better,
and you always will be left behind
by time if not by competition.
The only worth while competition
is with yourself by sound self-criticism,
which always can do lots of good
if that will make you produce better stuff,
while it is damnable, of course,
if it turns self-destructive
by reducing you to silence.
That, unfortunately, is the general issue
of perfection, which you never can compete with.
So whatever you produce,
just never make it perfect.


© aurelio 2023
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