halfways

oatmeal half eaten

hair half dry

the bag half packed

the day half planned

with all of this half-ing, it’s┬áhard not to feel half assed.

instead, the truth of it: (some) things are simply halfway to where they need to be.

some of them can stay half done forever — because really, what’s the impact?

others need attention, need completion, need closure, need a shift from this to that because there are consequences best avoided.

the trick, I guess, is not getting all symbolic, treating the halfways like evidence of pathology or an overwhelming state of half-ness,

like evidence of anything other than what they are

a bowl of oatmeal, a damp towel, a bag half-full

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