Defusing Bombs

Sometimes I feel like 

I spend every day 

defusing bombs.


I feel like it is my job

to determine 

which wire to cut.


But I don't always know,

so I close my eyes,

and pick one,

hoping the bomb won't explode.


But sometimes it does

and that failure 

falls on my shoulders. 


I never received training on this; 

my knowledge is self-researched.


I don't have any protection

from the shrapnel

that follows when I 

make a mistake. 

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