Welsh Troll

Give up this business
     this shilly-shally of art
          You have no right
to look in the mirror
     at exactly this instant
          what do you get
when you continue
     a lifetime’s worth
          of regrets & worthless
I don’t have to tell you
     the answer begins with why
          and ends with who
Do you think I’m talking to you?
     How dare you bring
          this plate of fried chicken
to this vegan unsanctioned potluck?
     Or was that just
          the beard you apparently
think you can grow
     and then shave off
          like no one noticed?
When all the time they saw it happening

By Joshua Keiter

reader, writer, actor, singer, teacher