For most people, the world is
revealed like an onion, in bitter
layers translucent-thin, with tears.
But for you, life comes easy
as peeling a banana and slicing it
into coins arranged on a plate,
with peanut butter. Or watching
a rose bloom on time-lapsed film,
that is how you learn and grow
and live. You could be anything
in this world or anyone, and
they used to say the same of me.
*Written by me in August 2010, published August 2010 at https://raysharp.wordpress.com/2010/08/20/almost-18/