Note to Self

Must stop trying so hard, smiling so much,
Must stop before face hurts or eyes water

Must banish that Border Collie look from face,
The one that hopes against hope

Must go to bed earlier, do more yoga, for the
Sake of mental health drink and think less

Must be myself whenever I remember
Her or else fake till I make it

Must stop that madness of expecting new
Answers to the ever same question

Must call Mum more often and think of Dad
Less and must stop learning from history

People either love you or they don’t and either
Way there’s precious little you can do about it