Fortis fortuna adiuvat ~
Goddess of Luck
You shall see me, for I have not
always shone brightly in your eyes.
Perhaps the clouds have hidden my form
beneath your lofty perch..
but I shall give you no more reason to doubt
No longer in shadow shall I be.
See the sun? Ha! It shall pale in comparison.
I shall not be cast aside.
Even if your eyes
were torn out, you will see.
I will attain a greatness to rival even your own.
Oh Lady Luck!
You, who never knew despair,
You, who never touched feet to human ground
What do you know of struggle?
What do you know, to call yourself
my judge and artiber of all that
You know nothing
when I show you were always wrong
You will know nothing.
by Philip Wardlow 2015