Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Nibble This

My challenge is to take my pleasures
in the simplest things
without imbibing
what knocks me unconscious.
There was a time in life
when being unconscious was "hip";
thus I deserted friends
who couldn't "get with it".
Still, I had my fill of cons,
jokesters and fakers.
In many ways I paid for life
by being a heart-breaker.
Now I feed myself
with that which nurtures my soul,
having learned no one else
will comfort or keep me whole.
You see, they never understood
there was a little child inside.
She's what keeps me going
beyond tolerance and pride.

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