Lent — 15 min Poem — Day Fifteen

When describing to a stranger
Who I am and what I like
It is hard to tell where to start
— How does one explain a life?

Which detail is important
Is it this, or is it that?
I usually start with saying
Here’s my name, and here’s my cat’s

Do I tell them I am unemployed?
Tell them I’m ‘on the sick’?
Do I make up lies to supplement
To avoid the words that stick?

Do I say that I am single?
Or my favourite TV shows?
What about my favourite song
Then sing them how it goes?

It’s such a strange predicament
Just choosing what to say
I think it would be better
Just to stay at home today


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