2018 Sonnet 23

This one is as good as that should have been
That was pulling teeth. This is pulling for
Each other. This is celebrate a win.
That was watch your back, head down. That was war.

That one played pretend. If you trust, you lose.
They threw the game to hurt the quarterback.
That one tossed a friend aside. Hide the bruise.
He can’t hang himself if you cut him slack.

This one took a chance, now we dance quite well.
That one fooled me twice. Feigning nice. Ice cold.
Learn from these. School’s in session. Ring the bell.
That was never going to work, I was told.

They were right. That was wicked. Left a mark.
After that, this is a walk in the park.

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