Life or Something Like It

Not Quite

My stone today is a bit of a weird one which I’m not altogether sure is an actual stone or whether it’s just something in my head that tripped me up. Whatever it is, it wanted to get out, and I rather wanted to get rid of it, so here it is:

Almost made it

but not quite.

Following the rules

Aiming high and falling short.

Not quite achieving,

not quite believing.

Landing somewhere

on the spectrum of also-ran.

Standing at the back

to admire the distant applause,

with a smile

that tries to convey

it doesn’t really matter

when it actually does.

She almost achieves that too

but not quite.