The Obstacle to My Writing

I am the biggest
Obstacle
To my writing


In the light, I can do this
Competence lives on the surface
Precariously waiting for a swipe
To wipe it all away
Doubt, uncertainty and positive incompetence
In the shadows on the edge
Ready to devour any little progress
To cement their dominance
At always being right
Proving their prowess
Sinking claws into my mind
Making night fall
On future attempts
At being, what they will remind me
In no uncertain terms
That I clearly am not
And can never be
Until I forget again
And pick up my pen

Debbie Gravett © 2020.02.27

Image by DarkWorkX from Pixabay

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