The Statistically Measured Past

Four out of five.
Eighty percent.
That’s as much as you have offered
in the statistically measured recent past.
It’s not bad.
It’s passing.
You’ve made some effort,
I’ll allow that.

You’ve tried.
You’ve done something.
You’ve put in some hours
some elbow grease
some toil on your brow
to effect some sort of change.
You’ve been trying,
that much is true.

80% is what you have given.
80% is what you provide.
80% is the kind of worker you are
the kind of person you are.
The kind of person you are.

The kind of person you are
is eighty percent.
Four fifths of a human being:
that is what you have proven yourself to be.
that is all you will ever be.


About Jonathan Berger

I used to write quite a bit more.
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