Ten years ago today,
At around 4 PM,
I was about as far along the evolutionary
Path as I have ever been;
About as stable and as happy as finance would ever
Have me as a friend;
As industrious as business would ever wish me,
And as unloved as a thieving libertine could ever be.
And then I met her,
And the whole thing exploded in a brilliant,
As these things are wont to do,
Burned every scrap of future fuel in two weeks worth of pleasure
And left me the time since to measure the distance.