YOUR BIG START

If you want to play a role,
first
you’ve got to
learn your part.

But,
if you want to
learn your part,
you’ll want to
play your role
with heart and soul,
from whatever place
and moment
that you start.

It almost doesn’t matter when,
but it’s a pretty universal thing,

that, in order to succeed,
at some brave point you simply need
not just intention
and cognition,
not just hypotheses
nor nose squinched quizzical,
nor hands that wring,

but rather calm
and solid boldness,
visible and physical,

to live or act
or play or work
or pray or sing,

for ’tis thus
you are most apt
to finish well,
or sometimes
just to finish stuff at all,

on journeys
of the heart or mind, or soul–

when you simply pick
some time and place,
and then bring yourself
to do
each and every
thing it takes
to make some sort of start.

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