Sunday, November 04, 2012

Good-better-best haiku

Sometimes the good is
Enemy of the better;
An impatient move.

Sometimes better is
The enemy of the best
Also impatient

But at other times
Rather than wait, strike quickly
While iron is hot.

Wisdom is knowing
What is impatient, what is
Prudent and timely

Or foot-dragging fear,
Perfectionism, or just

Wise self-honesty
After that, we may never know
What the best move is.

Is still a move, anyway
And so we move, move.

Fear the enemy
Of good, better and best all
But it cuts both ways.

Fear of sitting still
And waiting in the silence
Is just as deadly.

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