In the relentless pursuit of purpose,

we’ll forever come up wanting.

Unrealistic portrayals of making

it, is but a mere skim of the surface.

All look good from a long distance.

That’s why pictures replace memories,

Why your wants overcome my needs

Why disappointment cuts so deep,

And why our eyes may never fully meet.

But I’m done masking my faults,

to only deliver disappointment.

It’s time for combating self-doubt,

with the power of encouragement.