Regular Poem: Willpower

27 Apr

when one utilizes
does it regenerate? like
an engine with horsepower?
or does it expend and expend
until there is none? like
a battery that must be
constantly recharged?
or does it build endurance?
like a bicep?
or is it finite? like
firepower when you have only 6 bullets?

sometimes i feel as though
it’s easier to restrain myself
when i’ve already been
doing so
but only with the same thing
like an isolated muscle
and the other muscles are
neglected and weak.
like i’ll be all
practiced up being kind and loving
but i’ll fry a steak
in half a stick of butter
and still think about an ice cream sandwich.

One Response to “Regular Poem: Willpower”

  1. thelastthingido1 20 May 2015 at 8:44 AM #

    Ugh, you are so good at writing words, and I am not obviously as good. Though, I keep trying to articulate how much I enjoy what you write. Because of your poetry I’m really realizing that I just have an addiction to metaphors. Like crack. See, I did a metaphor just for you. 😉 (I’m apologize for this entire comment)

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