Untitled, I am simply me
to walk around and sketch the day
as I please. Or that’s what you might expect
if you spy me from a distance,
the woman who can take her time doing this and that,
including moulding time itself into whatever shape she likes.
Underneath the glass, however,
I have a structure that demands I do something deemed as an achievement
each day, and my body won’t let me rest
nor will my mind,
and in those rare times when I beat it back
guilt wraps its fingers around my heart and squeezes
until the enjoyment of whatever I’m doing for fun
turns dull and grey, as ash in my mouth.