• Vol. 10
  • Chapter 03

Bowing to Experience

Suited and booted,
armed with the tools of my trade,
my success shining out for all to see,
though my face was hidden
behind the public mask,
I thought I was invincible.

‘Careful,’ she warned,
‘you know what comes before a fall’
‘An icy street? One too many?’
I laughed, not considering that
failure was an option.
I knew I was invincible.

So when I fell,
it was with such a crash
that the whole world saw
my ignominious, upturned self
coming back down to earth,
to her, who is indeed invincible.