Words: Putting it off

Can there be any more
sinister
concept
word
or attitude
I’ve ever dreamed up
than procrastinate?
Procrastination
Putting off
what I can do right now
in the hope
that tomorrow
I’ll have the will
inclination
susceptibility
Some ability
to magically
go further
than I might today
Some other
time
I’ll be some other
me
and she’ll be able
to twist
turn
cavort
in the dreams
that I’m putting
on a shelf
right now
One step
and then the next
gets me
where I’m going
No step
with the prospect
of “maybe tomorrow”
only gets me
deeper
in this hole
Quicksand
takes only prisoners

[from Tony’s prompt of “Procrastinate”]

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