Sighting In

Circling back

to the things

you should have done

in the first place.

Took the path of list resistance

and fell off.

Never were one

to heed a warning.

You knew better

than everyone.

                                                                                                                                          .

So, you aimed high,

closed your eyes

and let fly,

and missed

in spectacular fashion.

There is no better lesson

than failing

in front of everyone.

                                                                                                                                          .

I bet you wish

you’d heeded

all your teachers,

who told you preparation

was the key.

Now pick yourself up,

learn from your mistakes,

and start over.

                                                                                                                                          .

The only thing

that really hurts

is your ego,

and if it can’t take

a bruising now and then,

perhaps you need to try

and fail some more.

                                                                                                                                          .

                                                                                                                                          .

HG – 2020

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