Almost

Almost
       Is another word for not quite right
       Doesn’t hit bullseye dead centre
       Always leaves you asking for more

Almost
       Is not what I wanted
       Is just what I got
       Is two out of three

Almost
       Is for those who’ll make do
       Is for those who don’t care
       Is for those who never try

If and when and perhaps and maybe
Is just not enough for someone like me

Later, tomorrow and next year
Is leaving me hanging by a thread

Should and would and could have
Is just an excuse not to make the grade

Almost
       Doesn’t bowl you over
       Doesn’t make your heart sing
       Doesn’t help you fly

Almost
       Better than nothing
       Less than everything
       Nearly there but not all the way

Almost
       Just doesn’t do it for me.


© Sybille Sterk
Do not copy or publish this poem in any way shape or form without my written permission.

Almost

Sybille Sterk

Cambridge, United Kingdom

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