The last thing I do at night

before hitting the sack

is taking a peek,

and the first thing I do in the morning

after getting up

is to sneak another peek.;

the laptop is left on

so I can see at a glance

how many comments I’ve collected

since I last looked;

sometimes I go away with a full tummy,

other times I leave anxious,

afraid I failed to hit the mark,

the old lead balloon syndrome.

I know it’s unhealthy,

it’s not all about numbers

but it’s the performer in me—

you like to hear the applause,

& read the critics in the morning

  • pic courtesy of pinterest

25 thoughts on “Peek

  1. It’s hard for me to peek during the day, but I understand. I’m the worst at forgetting to respond to things at all. My overwhelm light goes off and it’s shut off. Ah well, it can’t be all that bad to just take a few peeks. πŸ˜‰ Clever one.

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  2. I think what you’re doing is fine, and not unhealthy at all. You care about your product, and it’s always good to have feedback and know if you’re making a difference. It’s a wonderful way to connect to other writers. Great piece by the way. πŸ₯°

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