S. Kornfeld

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Poems: simple gruel

Simple Gruel

"Who me, bitter?"

Bitter like a vegetable that you don't like
that mother always forces you to eat?

Like a task that needs doing before you can do anything else?
Bitter like a chilly day that reminds you
that winter is coming
even thought the fall may be beautiful
and the air smells as 
clear as the blue sky.

No, bitterness is not the pleasant side of renewal.
It is only that part that helps you figure it all out.
The part that makes you spit it out and say
like the child that you are inside
so clear about what is acceptable 
and what is not.