She bores me, but this does not mean
she owns my horizon.
He declared my limitations, yet
could never know my limits.
School reports described my means,
but not my ends of progress.
My job description here denies
existence past the working week.
I did not meet your expectations; you
never asked how these matched mine,
and nor did I.
None hazarded, though,
how far I will go,
nor any sign to recognise
the boundaries they rhetorised.
So, believe these, or ignore:
the choice presents, and, more,
towards the unknowns
and, in unloosing,
jettison the anchor I have weighed.
Adventure lies beyond.