The passing

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Somewhere along year two

of graduate school

single parent

working full time

I realized that the pass/fail option

was a helpful one.

Who cares once the diploma is yours

if you get a B or an A?

The passing option

became a lifeline

and a new way of being.

Being ‘good enough’

~~myself and others

has become a more open-hearted, compassionate

way of being in the world.

No employer has ever asked if I got an A or a C

on any class.

But being ‘good enough’ has given me

a hall pass to happiness.

postcards from the edge

Submission for One Single Impression prompt: The Passing. Check out the link for lots of better than passing entries on this prompt. Thanks to The Dark Lord for this week’s prompt.

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