The Problem with Pirating

Composed 12/28/16
Description: Inspired by life and today’s Daily Prompt: Pillage.

It arrives in the arms of loved ones
They present their Gift and offer its joys
Indeed, I snatch it and hold it dear
Uphold it
And try to make their Gift my own
Eyes bright and brain chock-full with lofty daydreams and
Good intentions
I seek to become a Master
Researching, I say but really
Cheating
Looking over their shoulder
And the guilt sets in
I struggle for footing
In the end finding a poor copy

It turns out
Wanting to be is not the same
As being honest
So I take a break from being a Jack
Of all trades
And come back to the one
Thing that I think is me

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