Ego

I’m not a narcissist

I have a list of

my flaws

long as my over-sized

arms to share

a laying out of

my short-comings

wider than my

ample thighs

a telling of my

strengths

shorter than my

fleeting patience

a collection of

my accomplishments

smaller than

my calcified heart

Ego feeds on

thoughts of me

I

mine

here

now

want

help

fix

save

cry

hurt

take

away

stay

and with my

ego appetite tentacles

I

push

shove

remove

surrender

retreat

demand

compel

withhold

withdraw

silence

compete

demean

mother

no partner

friend

not parent

all

but nothing

everything

to myself

Maybe I am

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