If I Was Nicer.

If you want to pick a fight with me

I’m gonna have to (politely) ask you to wait your turn

You might be the only one on the assembly line — don’t be surprised

As it’s one thing to think you’re worth my time

And another, to push me while I balance on a knife.

If you have a bone to pick with me, keep dreaming.

I’m the Pavlov to the dog embroidered to your nature.

The carrot to your proverbial stick — salivate, on command,

As I continue to stay out of reach,

Hound me and unintentionally put me at the centre of your universe

All at your own detriment — you just don’t know it yet.

From the centre of your universe, I can do what’s necessary, 

I will be your sun at high noon; try to ignore me, but I’ll still cook you (Lovingly too)

Ferment the marrow in your bones and have you re-evaluating your life choices.

Your heart will thump —

 — Like moon-beam muffled beats resounding in an undisclosed club —

Deep in the dark side of town — Evocative of — the placement of your heart —

Miss a beat — Heave — Your eyes —  Wide with surprise

It dawns on you — You’ve lost administrative control over your body’s basic motor functions

The centre of your universe says, “You never had them.”

Your finite-state machine approach to being is coming to its most natural conclusion, as I

CTRL + ALT + DEL you from existence with the nonchalance of a RAM enthusiast. 

– O.D. ©2023

Art by: Rashedjrs

4 Replies to “If I Was Nicer.”

  1. “…unintentionally put me at the centre of your universe – All at your own detriment — you just don’t know it yet. – From the centre of your universe, I can do what’s necessary,”

    It’s so true! Someone (or something) only has as much power in your life as you give them. I mean, admittedly, easier said than done, putting them away (far away) where they belong. (I speak from my own experience of not doing just that and damn look where it’s got me! Yikes.)

    Love the rhythm and message.

    1. Exactly! People only have as much power as we give them. That transference of energy is exactly how some types get recharged during drama and conflict lol I hope you are well Tara 🙂

      1. Absolutely!

        And yes, I am. I’ve had some big things come up in my life which have really blown my mind and I continue to stand amazed. I’ll try to send you an email soon, I don’t think it will be anything I’ll be sharing on WP, at least not anytime soon… but amazing opportunities.

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