Outstanding

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I stand out – a head above the rest,

tall and gangly, alien accent, orange crown, and more-than-a-little odd.

I stand above, and I stand out – florescent, illuminating, and alert.

I’m an amber sunset, full of the promise of a better tomorrow.

 

I alarm you.

 

A flashing-red siren cuts through your conscience.

You hammer my head down and push me out.

I stand on the outside and look back in

and I see you

just standing there, on your island, looking out          for

some inspiration – all

beacon-less and

spent.

And, at that moment, in the being out of it, and out of you, the truth astounds me –

I’m outstanding, and in the being of me, in all of my outstandingness, I was

much too much for you!

 

Copyright owned by Jay Cool, June 2019

 

Image by AndyFaeth from Pixabay

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