Free verse, Poem

Day 86: Success

How do you determine success?
A positive amount in the bank
449 friends
A five bedroom house for two

How do you measure a life?
Moments that you did the simple act of inhaling and exhaling?
Or the moments that you gasped for air
The days you worked up and went to work
Or the days that you slept in

How do I determine success?
Why do I let you tell me who I need to be
What I need to have
And where I should be on my journey

How do I measure my life?
Count the value of each heart beat
Monetize the everyday
Until each life is apprised

How do I…
Stop asking what my time is worth
Start simply breathing

© Manivillie Kanagasabapathy

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