Hard Pill To Swallow

It's not easy
hearing you
lecture me

I'm tempted
to deflect
to resist

I could easily bring up
your past failings
justify myself

Instead... I'll swallow the hard pill.


Your words
well-meaning yet
sharp, cutting

Also touch on what's real.


I can admit it
I see it 
I hear it

Your lecture isn't
off-base
unwarranted 

It's hard for me to swallow
but I will
and I'll grow in the process. 


Thank you for the opportunity.
Benjamin FaderComment