21 April 2011

Standards

YouDaManJesus

Saying you ‘almost made the grade’
goes only partway, it is like hinting
benign vagueness, or of taking no
credence how far or from where you
came; succeeding assumes such an
aura it belies who originally set the
bar so neatly and impossibly shy –
where failure was nearly assured

Truth is a stranger to what you say
self-deprecation’s a singular view with
no value in slaying dragon spawn; and
playing your own fool denies what we
need of your singularity – it was you
who set the grades to suborn!
© 29 January 2011, I. D. Carswell