I present to you my life on paper:
neatly arranged for your viewing
like a bouquet of wild flowers.
You’ll get to read the highlights—
“what I decree is important to see.”
Neatly wrapped up in verbs and
adjectives, and at times
You won’t get to see
the mental anguish, fear,
or my many insecurities.
Those will only appear
salt and pepper,
to season the main course.
If you use too much
it ruins the whole meal.