Coping mechanisms

By Ashley Felix


                                                          Coping Mechanisms

                                                By Ashley Felix


I will learn to love

That fleeting look

Of enmity

And discomfort,

As it is delivered to me

Ever so often

I look into your


I will learn to love

The feel

of indifference;

Ugly disinterest

Given ever so often

Through the contact of your

Beautiful form.

I will learn to make myself small

In your

Otherworldly presence

I will learn the way

Of that sharp edged barricade


   I will learn my place

I will learn.