Look in the mirror to
see the terms of your journey.
Time and treason have tried to
lead you to other conclusions.
Negative thought is the
predatory of joyful memory.
Try to recognize yourself in the
form that you’ve become.
Sagging and wrinkles are the
result of hope, fear, laughter,
heartbreak and joy.
Embrace yourself, and never
Don’t let gravity anchor the
spirit of who you once were.
Dance to a new song that was
written for you today.
A life well lived is the gift that
you wear openly. A face does
not lie to please the vain.
The scale can’t stop my fancy.
My reflection is a map showing
each stop along the way.
I am beautiful.
Pull up your bootstraps.
The veil is all in your head, not over your face.
Depression will eat you up.
Self -talk becomes tedious.
Sick of my own voice.
Words can’t stop the pain.
Pain can’t stop the words.
My body aches.
Small pills introduce me
to my real self.
A life outside the dark shell.
Sunshine warms my face.
Life has possibilities.
The ice crashes into the glass, soon to be submerged
with my thoughts. Drown it all. These are my
happy hours. Wet the slate clean.
The doctor said he couldn’t drink. Drink and you
die, abstain and you live. His ice is submerged
with memories in virgin form. He looks at me
I am safe until the next test. Numbers are a state
of mind. Find a new doctor if they are bad.
Smoke a cigarette.
Is this medicine? Don’t be afraid to say yes.
People are human, I am a cliché that makes
no sense. Ignore advice and love.
I am my own business.
Bad news will not find me. I will hide.
Make no plans, but have ice just in case.
Clink, clink and repeat. Clink, clink and repeat.
Taboo lives and breathes in your backyard.
Invite it in for a drink.