Autobiography in 5 Short Chapters

Chapter I
I walk down the street.

There is a deep hole in the sidewalk.

I fall in.

I am lost… I am hopeless.

It isn’t my fault.

It takes forever to find a way out.
Chapter II
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 this same place.

But it isn’t my fault.

It still takes a long time to get out.
Chapter III
I walk down the same street.

There is a deep hole in the sidewalk.

I see it there.

I still fall in… it’s a habit… but,

my eyes are open.

I know where I am.

It is my fault.

I get out immediately.
Chapter IV
I walk down the same street.

There is a deep hole in the sidewalk.

I walk around it.
Chapter V
I walk down another street.
– Portia Nelson

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