The Great Defer-er

A request from a friend:

“…a song that expresses love and longing and whatnot?”

Provide a list: Bahamas, Dawes, Wilco, Owen, Red House Painters…

“You’re a reservoir of pain.” A catalogue of songs and no one to play them for.

When I finish my classes, then I can start writing. When I finish writing, then I can publish. When I finish a publication, then I can work on my CV. When I finish my CV, then I can go on the job market. When I go on the job market, then I can get a job. When I get a job, then I can slowly pay my debts. Once my debts are paid, then I can meet someone.

But not yet. I’m not ready right now.

I’m never ready right now.