This is a proverb from some far-away land where the Peter principle does not apply, and only the least competent are entrusted with the most important jobs.
we forget after a while that they aren’t the horizon, that their trees don’t go on forever, that the sky is wider than we can know.
who kept giving me forms to fill out.
to rescue children drowning in a river. One of them has already grown fins and a tail.
No pain, no gain, he makes me hiss through a throat stretched thin as a telephone line.