they ask you to play a video game
and you're expected to win.
You try your best, but there's a
ball of wool
in front of the screen.
Occasionally your fingers go numb
on the controller.
Sometimes ear plugs fall into place.
Sometimes the wool even goes somewhere else
and you can feel your fingers again
and the earplugs squirm out.
For others the
earplugs and the numb fingers and the ball of wool
stay all the time
their character is still alive.
You have an advantage bit
you're doing worse than they are.
Others lack the
the wool and the earplugs and the numb fingers.
You're torn between being glad for those who
have it easy
and wanting them to know what you experience.
To feel it.