Contest Entry

And now I wait
for the judges to return
I know part of my entry will be flawed
but happy that I entered
and happy that it was good enough to have won

I hope the judges wonder
how much more I can become
and that I do not become entangled
in the reasons I lost

But instead I wonder how to win
every mistake
becomes an opportunity
every problem pairs a solution
no matter how hard to find

it's not the kill
it's the thrill of the chase

It makes you

No man is an island
unto himself
every man a part of the continent
a piece of the whole

Therefore no contest entry diminishes me
I do not ask for whom the bell tolls

The bell tolls for Michael Jordan