Pep Talk

I want to say no
but I can’t
I am determined to resist this time
to walk away
go into the other room.

I give myself a pep talk and understand all the reasons
why I must say no.

Anything else I can do
but this – why is it so difficult?

Not this time!

I will be strong
I will be fierce
I know I can do this!

Yet when the chocolates
are placed before me
my will crumbles…

I eat the entire bowlful!

4 thoughts on “Pep Talk

  1. ange says:

    I flounder in the presenceof chocolate too!!
    Saying no encompasses focus and distraction at the same time for me!

  2. mincs1 says:

    I wonder if love for chocolate is a genetic predisposition?!!

  3. Eating it all instead of one every now and then, is how stress is resolved. Productive action is finding a voice for that stress, and the motion for stress is a short brisk walk. Then chocolate can be savored.

  4. Meghan says:

    Oh, such a clever set up in this poem! When you revealed the source of your desire (chocolate) I honestly didn’t see that coming! By the way, you have a kindred spirit in me; I crumble at chocolate, too!

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