Friday, November 06, 2009

Pound of Flesh

I should never make promises
--really, I shouldn't--
especially those where I say
"okay, I'll write a poem
every single day"
Or those haphazard bargains with myself:
"If I get in 1,000 words today
I can have that piece of cake"
because, inevitably,
the promise becomes a noose
and the bargain...
oh those bargains...
they're always a deal with the devil
and the devil is in the details--
we all know that.

(originally posted May 31, 2009)

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