Remains

Clucking and stroking ruffled

Remains of yesterday

Hoping to stem its spill

Into my yet to dawn today,

Determinedly decanted

Bile that had puddle (d)

Belly in drips and drams~ 

Fighting the system
systematically while setting

Down the nightmarish cross

Of altruism unnecessarily

Long time carried, to the

Resounding cheer of martyred

Shoulders unburdened finally ~  

Turning deaf ears to self

Created expectations’ taken

For granted cues, obdurately

Considered self first, first

Time regardless of fallout’s

Recrimination debris, spraying

Over my person, indiscriminately ~  

Putting self after, is not always

What it is cracked up to be

Saint I am not, never was,

Only some remnants of genteel

Upbringing made me so laden

With burdens that I could scant

Carry and have load shed, finally~

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