There’s a snide gremlin in my head.
Picking up my faults, saying the stars will never greet me,
the oceans never rise to meet me,
nor the clouds ever offer to carry me up
to kiss the moon.
When it drones on and on, pulling and twisting
every nerve in my body to get a reaction,
I swear at it and plough on with my day.
It won’t bring me down.