“Hard to Swallow”

He said
it’s not me, it’s you
even your work
-my work?-
it has hard edges
it’s not soft or sweet
makes it hard to swallow
it bites back, on the way down
Must you always be so angry?

immediate reaction:
write a giant fuck you
defend yourself, your style
your willingness to say
that which others fear
bite back-

I am an angry person
he was right
I am a fool
incapable of discerning
wisdom from droll
I have failed myself,
the becoming
and I never
even thanked him

© M. Black, 2016 All rights reserved.


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