05 April 2010

Wither Away
























a way to piss
yourself off thoroughly
and guarantee morbidity
is by trying to please


even if you want
only one significant murmur
of appreciation it will be
denied as culpable guilt


attaining satori through
pleasure expressed vicariously
in others’ rapt satisfaction
is fantasy


you cannot feed off
expressions dressed as
giveaways after the
banquet has ended


your appetites are the
ones which need to be
satisfied in every available
gustatory sense


as the saying goes - if
you don’t eat emotionally
you don’t shit nor do you
pee but you wither away
© 27 March 2010, I. D. Carswell