Biorgraphy in Five Short Chapters


Autobiography in Five Short Chapters
by Portia Nelson



Chapter One
I walk down the street.
There is a deep hole in the sidewalk.
I fall in..I am lost..I am helpless.
It isn't my fault.
It takes forever to find a way out.

Chapter Two
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 am in the same place, but it isn't my fault.
It still takes a long time to get out.

Chapter Three
I walk down the same street.
There is a deep hole in the sidewalk.
I see it is there.
My eyes are open. I know where I am.
It is my fault. I get out immediately.

Chapter Four
I walk down the same street.
There is a deep hole in the sidewalk.
I walk around it.

Chapter Five
I walk down another street.


Copied from: Connection Context Newsletter, June 1994 (-Back to home page-)