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Personification of the Essay

Luke Holm earned bachelor's degrees in English and philosophy from NIU. He is a middle school teacher and a creative writer.

Denial

Have we met?

I'll make you sweat
with heart beating to exhaustion

and you, throwing caution
to the wind...

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Procrastination

Did you intend
to prolong our fate?

Increasing self loathing and hate, I am always on the tip of your mind.

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Acceptance

Before long, you find
that you can wait no longer.

In this moment, I'll make you stronger
than you've ever been before.

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Action

Dig deep into your core
and know that I am ready.

So write me steady,
across the page,

releasing me from my cage,
into the world, clean or messy--

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Product

I am your imminent essay.

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TED: Inside the Mind of a Procrastinator

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