Against Hesitation

This was in the February 2010 issue of my favorite magazine, O.

If you stare at it long enough / the mountain becomes unclimbable. / Tally it up. How much time have you spent / waiting for the soup to cool? / Icicles hang from January gutters / only as long as they can. Fingers pause / above piano keys for the chord / that will not form. Slam them down / I say. Make music of what you can.

— Charles Rafferty, From "Against Hesitation"