The Lift Doesn’t Last August 1, 2011Posted by nrhatch in Humor, Mindfulness, People, Poetry, Spirit & Ego.
Ego puts itself down
Then waits for someone else to lift it back up
Using feigned humility and self-deprecation as bait, Ego fishes for empty compliments
Gobbling up proffered tidbits
of idle flattery
to feed its insatiable appetite
and bolster flagging self-esteem
Eating empty compliments
Is as nutritious as ingesting hot air
The lift doesn’t last
Ego deflates again, shoulders sagging
Then looks around
For its next fix
And if it crashes?
Ego sits dejected
Until someone happens along
To pick up the pieces
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