DECENT

A decent job,

decent pay,

decent benefits,

gives us  a decent life.

 

But for those who yearn for more than decent,

who yearn to

create,

connect,

contribute,

decent can feel like golden handcuffs.

 

Decent can imprison us.

 

Then, we lock away our yearnings

in the name of

practicality,

prudence,

pragmatism.

 

This is a  fool’s choice.

 

A decent life does not preclude the extraordinary.

 

Indeed, it can form

the foundation of freedom

necessary

to pursue the phenomenal.