A Skill I Mastered

I prefer to keep the books,
work with  diligence.
Learnt the art,
call it a science,
with a passion.

Did not know to read
or compile profit and loss.
Have been oblivious
to credit and debit,
Struggled to master.

I can understand
the nuances, able to tally
the flows, inward and outward
complete the statements
calculate the taxes.

A way to use my brains,
rusted all these years
I outwit my auditors.
A skill, I acquired
makes me proud.