Your Future Awaits

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Basking in sun-kissed glory, my future awaits.

I wait, like a cat poised to jump,
for the right time.
The opportunity of a lifetime.

Little did I know, time widens the chasm,
the jump made harder by
eroded soils,
weakened joints
and rationality.

I can either accept the challenge, making glory all the sweeter,
or cheat.
Make it narrow once more.
Skirt along the edges of certain failure,
or build a bridge and cross easily.

The glory might not be as sweet,
but I'll always remember and cherish the journey.