PRIDE

pride.

it tastes of garbage.

the remnants of an animal.

bitter and sour,

like spoiled food.


these all absurd excuses for arrogance.


some have swallowed it.

tasted its repulsive contents,

savored its sick and lingering flavor.

they had to spit it out.


they discovered it was harder to swallow a second time.


some advice for those many,

candy-coat your pride.

swallow it whole.

drink plentifully.


keep it in the pit of your stomach as a reminder of its vulgarity.


go to sleep.

relieve your nausea.

for one would not eat

their own vomit.


regurgitated pride is a thousand times fouler.

swallow it.