14 May 2017 – What I Learned from Software Experts

Self-depreciation always seemed like thicker ice,
a surer footing – prancing past black holes of pride.
Glass egos shaken by your joys – and that’s the price
of showing what – to their minds – you should damn-well hide!

The screeching monkeys games are strictly zero-sum!
The tower shakes and summons forth the lightning stroke!
There’s got to be a loser so they know they’ve won!
You’re never ‘rich enough’ until the whole world’s broke!