I look at this chocolate chip cookie
and wonder…what’s inside.
On the surface
there is hard cookie with only a few
chips of personality showing.
What potential this cookie must have
Look at all the delicious chips
What’s inside must be incredible
I know it’s there,
but how to get at it.
If I attack and eat it voraciously
I might miss some special attributes
If I eat it too slowly
I might not appreciate the most important qualities
and not distinguish them
from the less important ones.
The cookie is so deliciously complex
I’m sure it has an idea of the best way to eat it
but won’t give away it’s secrets
Even though I’m starving
the taste it all at once
I think I’ll save it in the fridge and use bits of it
to make everything else I eat a little bit more…
by M. Perron (Originally written Oct. 24, 1991)
Notes: Another relationship poem… trying desperately to make someone into what they weren’t… getting closer to understanding the need to appreciate what is in front of me, instead of an idea of them.