Wild Flowers-Poem

by Samuel De Lemos

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
proper punctuation.
You won’t get to see
the mental anguish, fear,
or my many insecurities.
Those will only appear
hidden between
witty phrases
and metaphors—
Used like
salt and pepper,
only enough
to season the main course.
If you use too much
it ruins the whole meal.