The bitter taste that stays on the palate

after delicious food is relished

is not from the food or the mouth

it’s from our uncouth, unrealistic ego

the ego that clings like peanut butter to the palate

and won’t let go, even if reason   and enlightened counsel

say otherwise, we know it’s not wise

but we stick to the expectation we created

and unfulfilled we mourn it, while the beauty before

us unveils untold secrets and wonders and awe.beunique2