July 14, 2012

self-portrait

I've never been beautiful
and I've never been kind.

I've never gotten anywhere
except by flying blind.

I behave badly,
though I know what comes after.

And I only sleep well
through a disaster.

I've never been calm
and I've sometimes been good,

but good just leaves me grasping
and misunderstood.

But I've never been cruel
except to myself.

And I talk a good game,
but all to myself.