Better

are we?

Better
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It is day one

We are

Excited

Energized

We will get this done

And sneer at all who came before

Who failed

Because we are

Better

It is day ten

Exhaustion has come and gone

Leaving behind

an aching emptiness

And still we sneer at naysayers

Those cautious and careful

We need no advice

because we are

Better

It is day ninety-five

Excitement has waned

Energy has dulled

even determination is crumbling

We press on

against doubt

against anything

Because we swore we would be

Better

It is past the days of counting

Our eyes have grown dull

Our spirit has flagged

We are weary

And now we watch

through life dulled eyes

as the next group of fresh eyes

claim they will succeed

Because they are

Better.

surreal poetry
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