08/07/2013

They tell us
they are

off the charts
and we agree.

Few wince
most

give over

to arrogance
knowing no better
predictor

of success.

AUTHOR'S NOTE:

“On first meeting,” begun as a character study inquiring into the relationship (inevitable?) between arrogance and success, suggests a turning point when the once passive we give over to arrogance and are set as well on the path to becoming they.

BIO:

Morgan Harlow is the author of Midwest Ritual Burning (2012), published in the UK by Eyewear Publishing.
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