Wednesday, February 23, 2005

This Unfair Fate

Too bad that, cut out as you are
for grand and noble acts,
this unfair fate of yours
never helps you out, always prevents
your success;
that cheap habits get in your way,
pettiness, or indifference.
And how terrible the day you give in
(the day you let go and give in)...

- From The Satrapy, by Constantine Cavafy (1910).

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