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Monday November 8 (Poetry Challenge Day 35)

I went to my inbox and found the word “Galere” in my ‘Word of the Day’ email. I created the first line of this poem using that word as inspiration. I’ll admit this seems a bit personal, but I suppose that is what poetry should be…

I have felt like an outsider
most of my life.
I’ve been good at many things,
but only good, never great.

I’ve never really felt I was the best
at something, or nearly so.
It always seems I could do
a little bit better.

I don’t know if reaching that level
is a matter of skill and accomplishment that anyone can achieve,
or is the feeling of falling short
a lack of contentment with oneself.

I’m not sure how I will answer that question.