Janzajma poetry relationship

Choice

People think and act rationally, usually. ‘Choice’ plays around with that thought and wonders what would happen if one didn’t choose the obvious choice, but gave a ‘stupid, short term choice’ a chance. The poem reflects a person’s inner thoughts flying around as they are overthinking the situation, considering every outcome.

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Can a stupid, short term choice
be 1000 times better
than the obvious, expected one
Like losing your rain coat as you’re getting wetter?

The choice was easy, simple too
The cost-benefit and practical solution
But still… I’m afraid the thoughts will drive me
Will I be filled with confusion?

I’ve made a choice and decided
against the seemingly stupid thing
It revisits me every day
What if I regret once I’m on the wing?

What if the choice has already been made for me
but I will not know until it is too late
My timing is off
Should I take the bait?

Too much thinking
what if, why, and when
hoping and dreading
If I’m offered a choice again, what will I do then?

Author’s note:

People think and act rationally, usually. ‘Choice’ plays around with that thought and wonders what would happen if one didn’t choose the obvious choice, but gave a ‘stupid, short term choice’ a chance. The poem reflects a person’s inner thoughts flying around as they are overthinking the situation, considering every outcome.

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