things fail

it is horrific
to have things fail
in part, or completely,
what’s worse…
experiencing it
while it is happening
knowing it is happening
and not being able to
do a thing about it

but that is not all

then comes the shame
then comes the regret
then comes the embarrassment
then comes the wondering
looking them in the face
did you see me?
did you catch that slip?

have i been discovered?

glb /// “things fail”
originally published 03/28.2018