National Poetry Month: Poem #2-The World Gains Nothing

It’s April 2nd and day 2 of National Poetry Month. Here is another lunchtime poem.

The World Gains Nothing

The world gains nothing
when I deny myself
pleasure.

She gains nothing
when I’m unwell, un-rested.
I must give
myself
time and tenderness.

I must give
myself to me.

I must give myself the world.

I’ve been tinkering with this one for a minute. Swapping out words here and there, adding and taking away punctuation. It may come to exist in a different final form, but this is what it is right now.

Thanks for reading. If you’re writing poetry this month/doing #30Poems30Days, link to your poems in the comments. I’d love to read them and share.

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