She spends so much time talking about believing
that she’s all but talked herself out of it entirely.
She spends so much time fretting over a number
as though it marks the Game of Life finish line
that she hasn’t even remembered
that she has to roll the dice
She spends so much time
I both pity and blame her
because it’s all in her control,
and I have no patience
for women who spend all their time
pretending to be lost.