Monday, May 19, 2014

Sonnet #41: Seek far and wide

Seek far and wide for that which lies within,
follow each path away from the truth that's yours
drink deep from others' cups, but don't begin
to look inside your heart; just bolt those doors.

Find someone else to tell you who you are,
to fill the holes you can't admit exist,
and save you from yourself. Smoke a cigar,
do drugs or drink or eat.  Do not resist

temptation's lure: what pleasure you will find
lies in escape, not facing all those demons
you're so certain you'll find lurking in your mind
if you ever stop to look, or cease your scheming.

Don't ever pause to sit, or breathe, or dream:
You might discover love, or self-esteem.

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