Wednesday, May 16, 2018

leave space (in defense of creative messes)

leave space

i beg you

just a corner if you can

don't clean it up
don't hurry to pack it away
lay it all out
in the open
let it breathe


what if 
this mess
is the most
glorious 
thing you
ever
will make
but you 
put it away
and never
returned?

Tragedy.


leave space
more time
a little extra
around the edges

because
deadlines
closing time
kill
creativity

leave it open
promise to
come back

pause, if
you must
ponder
rest
leave it
let it be

waiting
for the
next time

promise yourself
new days
and
next time.