Friday, September 11, 2009

Autobiography in Five Chapters

by Portia Nelson

I

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 me forever to find a way out.


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 the same place
but, it isn't my fault.
It still takes a long time to get out.


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
my eyes are open.
I know where I am
it is my fault.
I get out immediately.


IV

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


V

I walk down another street.



1 comments:

Michael said...

I really like this :) Currently in Chapter 3, I believe. But hey, only two steps away!