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The Scholarship Has Sailed

a post-post-modern poem on procrastination

By Halston WilliamsPublished about a month ago 1 min read

Oh, that wishing-it-were-otherwise-woe is mine!

No opportune windows ever open after closing-time.

No more pretty-pleasing rhyming schemes now please.

No, that may-be-clever-how-so-ever-so-scholarly line

Will never hang lofty awards, or hold up a bored scholarship

For the late poets Will B. and R. Tardy.

But what (or when) is late? By definition, it means after a specific time.

But if time is a circle-- and not a fixed line-- then the laws don't apply,

So why DO we bother to re-set our clocks?

-- Einstein can sail a starship off the edge of the world anytime --

So I'll press on, to futures unknown, arriving exactly when I'm meant to....

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About the Creator

Halston Williams

Eternal Student: literature, poetry, history, art, and philosophy. English Teacher. Writer & painter. Traveller & skier (when there's $$$). I'm young enough to be foolish, yet old enough to know better. Lover of dark & beautiful things.

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  • CrownMasquerade4 months ago

    Sounds like a nice sea shanty.

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