There’s a hole in my sidewalk

Updated: Jun 1

A poem by Portia Nelson


Chapter 1


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 2


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’m in the same place. But it isn’t my fault. It still takes a long time to get out.


Chapter 3


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


Chapter 4


I walk down the same street.


There is a deep hole in the sidewalk.

I walk around it.


Chapter 5


I walk down another street.

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