Hurt, hardened, or hesitant
Do I survey or assume it’s okay — maybe not today?

Critical, complicit, or complacent
Do I dissent or obey — am I even swayed?

Liberated, liable, or aloof
Do I walk or stay — can I just delay?

Does my hope persist?
Today it’s nay — so I walk away


Leaving Basecamp was really hard and emotional for me. I wrote this poem as I was processing the experience and some of the complicated questions and feelings that I went through during that challenging week when the company and my life got turned upside down.

I tried to convey in this poem the three different paths that I felt were available for me to respond to the situation. I probably spent a bit of time on each path during the process, but ultimately I had lost trust and hope at Basecamp.