Road ahead wasn’t visible
as I had to keep my head down.
Obligated, I was irritable,
yet could not shift the blame somehow.
Exasperated, there cropped cusses and hatred
but soon followed a realisation,
once tied, I could walk and run
faster than the whole generation.
All the way from the start, they held it together,
only to see me reach my destination.
For a moment’s delay,
they gave me a memory collection.
To ensure I don’t fall later and never recover,
my shoelaces accepted resentment,
which we usually bestow on a well-wisher.