the Athlete

ancient_greeks_lead_image_webwe are the gambler

and the Olympian


placing bets on our fates


there’s no medal for fourth place


if you get your numbers wrong

you’ll be drinking whiskey,

while they order champagne


10,000 hours

Of practice, of study

Philosophy, theory

Laboratory testing


Trembling hands and narrow eyes

We wonder



At the fantasy

Leaking from head to hands

And into our name.


the race begins

the universe bending

under the weight of tenfold ambition

and expectations


the dice are strained

desire gripping fact

in a ring of statistics


as chance dances

through the layers

on a foundation of faith


we find ourselves

in sight of the finish line

our why revealed,

enlightened to the nature of our fate


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