When will I ever
Get rid of this horrible habit
Of being pressured into rushing
When there was no need to?

Whatever happened
To my usual caution
And checking twice, thrice
Before any submission?

I probably blew my own chances,
Plunging myself in another
Endless cycle of regret
Drowning in raw emotions of guilt.   

The downcast sky
Reflects my state of mind –
The impending thunderstorm
About to erupt in lightning glares.

Then again,
This negativity may lead
To my actual downfall.

Maybe I shoot down
Those rays of light
Before they even get the chance
To materialise and take flight.

Here I pray
That just as they say:
Every cloud has a silver lining,
So please grant me that miraculous timing.

(Photo taken by me)