Selective Reasoning

Pernicious weeds invade my garden;

thorns and thistles

stinging often.

Roses killed and lilies rotten,

an orchid’s prayer that I’ve forgotten..

decry the florid wings that open.

Petals fold in deep devotion.

worms and snails and larvae trails

that eat their roaming tender roots-

such anguished cries are strangled mute.

But I, in turn, destroy them all-

(a lofty rise,

then angry fall)

to crush the hungry savage brutes,

with ragged nails

and sharpened tooth.

Revealing lies

and stinging truths

that cut like brittle crystal shards,

inflicted when I try too hard-

and add far too much seasoning

to bland and tasteless remedies..

this curse-

Selective reasoning.


Author: moonmaenad

Unskilled Navigator of this ocean we call life..somebody throw me a lifejacket STAT…or a clever and friendly dolphin

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