Entered the classroom today
and suited up for the big test;
strapped in and accelerated myself
into the mental wall
marked with a bullseye labeled “INSERT STRESS LEVEL HERE”
to face the daily, shattering, battle against the storm;
I excelled at my job too,
by crashing into that barrier
without my restraints in place;
to prove one could survive
although they were contorted and broken.
Load me up again;
time for a second run.