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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