Wednesday, September 03, 2008

Imagination: Threat to Companies and Nations

Hang overs aren't that bad
when you are used to them.
They ache a bit
but so much else
aches too
it just blends into
the symphony of the daily.

Hang-overs aren't the ache
that distracts from thought
its the left over pain
of explanations given
to middle management
to those with titles
pinned to their chests
like so many precious
participation awards.

Real distracting pain
is teaching meeting mules
to imagine, to decide
and to appreciate
anything that is not
past, proven or approved.

Imagination... cannot be given.
Imagination... cannot be constrained.
Imagination... cannot wait for approval.
Imagination... too rare.
Imagination... risk.

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