The Game

by Michael Colantoni

First, you are trained to play the game.
Then you join the game, not sure whether you are good enough to play it.

So you pretend, hoping no-one will catch on.

Then you work out you can play it, like the others there.
Then you realise you are good enough to play it as well as the others do.
Then you discover that you are more able than most.
Then you win the game.

Then you realise it’s the wrong game.
There is no game.
There is only you.