your conviction was intoxicating
but simultaneously, the polish of your
presentation wreaked of inauthenticity
take off your hat sir
we don’t allow them in our
I ran into the bathroom
to take a short break
as I looked up
I saw myself in the mirror
am I the man I want to be?
said the man concerned
I didn’t respond, I had to get back out to the table so no one thought something strange of my behavior.