After Pride

“Pride goes before destruction, and haughtiness before a fall.” 
~ Proverbs 16:18, ESV

Tumbling–
Four-inch heels fail to catch foothold
on this slippery slope.  
Ego, in the guise of “confidence,” poisons.
Puffed-up, I am deflated, punctured–
hot air rushing out in bellows.
Shame’s a harsh slap to this thick cheek.
Bitter’s the flavor of humble pie.

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