She who dared…
…long beleaguered by thoughts of greener pastures and lulled
by the gentle song of half baked schemes she opened her mail
and with nimble fingers set the subject line ablaze.
…the burning effigy of her line manager’s best laid plans lit dimly
the flustered pleas for her to stay. Have title and money alike,
just don’t leave now!
…but emboldened by the bargain, she holds true with zeal, and
soon enough, leaves behind her corporate problems of yesteryear,
in exchange for a new unknown bag.
…there are truths yet to be revealed. It dawns on her that work
come thick or thin, be paid all the same she used to be. Now she
reaps only what she sows; senses rapidly sobering.
…the bore of so many prosaic hats, she is beset by the myriad of
ways to waste time. Each thought coalescing with the next into one
indistinguishable mass, no longer buoyed by hope, sinking into the
unreal. Hours fleet, no solace left in platitudes.;
…delivered by persistence to the ground floor of the primal hustle
with ropes yet to learn. Her gentrified bubble traded for acrid
industry. It starts to feel real. The deep pride of the first deals
punches through her disillusion. Insight born to failed experiments
and no other way.
…the ancient diaspora of those able to cross from zero to one.
Lit, she looks to her frontiers for expansion. A bright confidence
burns from within, capital of the mind established through daring,
worth more to her now than all the money she had ever made.