If we harden our preferences
into rigid expectations
disappointment will come
settle in our home and gnaw
on our flesh and bones.

If we stress and strain to meet
the expectations of others
resentment will gradually
burrow into our heart
and suck out our very soul.

© 2015 Dennis Ference

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