Dancing Patterns

In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “I Have Confidence in Me.”

I am an actuary, I see

Patterns everywhere:

The math behind relationships,

And between here and there


I am good enough at it

To have made a career:

But much of that was simply luck,

I often think — or fear —


As for where I’m deficient,

Long readers know it’s true:

I envy bodies who’ll do what

Their owners tell them to


I envy dancers most of all,

And I think this confirms

The fact my mind and body really aren’t

On speaking terms

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Beleaguered Servant

Owen Servant is an online poet working in a style that's been described as "compulsive". In real life, he is an actuary, because being a poet wasn't unpopular enough.

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