Autobiography- learning to change

Chapter 1
I walk down the street.
There is a large 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 2
I walk down the same street.
There is a large 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 large hole in the sidewalk.
I see it 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 large hole in the sidewalk.
I walk around it.

Chapter 5
I walk down another street.

author: Portia Nelson

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