Day 7 – Bootstraps

Privilege teaches grown men to believe
that life is fundamentally fair-
that smooth winds are earned by skilled sailing,
and storms the result of poor command at the mast.

But nature is wild and arbitrary-
some good men come to violent ends-
we accept this much.
Yet somehow we still refuse to believe
that good fortune is random, too.

I have heard enough of bootstraps,
so easy to pull with hard work and
a little pixie dust-

I have never heard any man admit
that his bootstraps were broken
and he had a little help.

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