I’ve ordered several things I do not want
There was the coat that was too tight,
It’s plastic zipper straining at the seams.
The waffle maker breaking on day one,
And the shoes I never wore.
I could have sent them back,
Got my refund,
Tried out something else.
But now that I have something that I really hate,
Something none of us can send back in the post,
I wonder how I’ll deal with that?
I can’t stuff this one in a closet,
Close the doors and try forgetting that it’s there.
This, I have to hold on to,
I have to see it through,
Make friends with it.
It’s hard to love a thing that terrifies our human soul,
But sometimes it is necessary
For us to learn,
And change our ways that went unquestioned
For longer than they should.