Moving on

Autobiography in Five Short Chapters

Chapter 1
I walk down the street.
There is a deep hole in the sidewalk. I fall in.
I am lost … I am helpless … It isn’t my fault.
It takes forever to find my way out.

Chapter 2
I walk down the same street.
There is a deep hole in the sidewalk.
I pretend I don’t see it. I fall in again.
I can’t believe I am in the same place again,
but it isn’t my fault. It still takes a long time to get out.

Chapter 3
I walk down the same street.
There is a deep hole in the sidewalk.
I see it is there. I still fall in … it’s a habit.
My eyes are open … I know where I am … It is my fault.
I get out immediately.

Chapter 4
I walk down the street.
There is a deep hole in the sidewalk. I walk around it.

Chapter 5
I walk down another street.

Portia Nelson

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