when he was young

he jumped from airplanes

then he went to school and worked

to become prominent and wealthy

a series of strokes destroyed parts of his brain

years of work and therapy

made him independent again

but he remains trapped in an endless cycle

thinking he can recover his former self

but he can not understand

that this is not possible

because his damaged brain

is not able to reach that understanding

10/21/18 LV
Copyright Michael Douglas Scott