Poem by Maria Ermides // Illustration by Freya Bennett
Frustration coupled with endless contemplation.
A dangerous kind of mix
Drink it on down and mistake it for bliss.
Nothing comes from over-thinking they said
So wake up at 5:30 and don’t forget to successfully make the bed.
Create, make and create just please create
Do everything, take photos, make beautiful art as long as you don’t make mistakes.
Consume and let the influence of others inspire but not influence you
Be original, be transparent be fucking see-through.
But whatever you do, don’t think, especially not twice.
Because the real shakers are makers and only the doers truly succeed
And yet here you are, struggling to even conceive a simple daydream.
Then why bother?
In fact, don’t even try.
Resting on all of this potential can make you pretty tired.
So instead, go to sleep get those seven hours in.
Wake up at 5:30 and start the process all over again.[share]