The Soothsayer

I went to a seer,

To discover my future.

Questioned the seer,Why do thee seek thy future?”

“To brace myself”, I replied.

Dull-witted I was because,

If good things are coming, they’ll be a pleasant surprise.

If bad things are coming and I know in advance, I will suffer greatly before they even occur.

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Sleep

“You must stay up all night!
You need to work to make things all right!”
It is so easily said,
Sometimes I wish I could just
Close my eyes and collapse on the bed.

Doubt

I climbed the mountains
Crossed the desert
Fell down on my face
But I got right back up
My legs do hurt
My glands do sweat
No, I’m not weak
I went on a mission
Not to goddamn stroll
But…did I give it my all?