The Bitter Flower

At some point in my life,
A bitter seed was planted in my veins - 
Or perhaps it had been there all along,
And its roots slowly raced toward my heart?
All I'm certain of is this;
I'm not the person I
Used to be. 
I've hurt too many people
And done too many unacceptable deeds,
And thought too many negative thoughts
To continue with my life at
This same
Pace
In which I exist. 

Life's a whole lot more complex than 
Dreams, tea, and poetry. 
Maybe one day I'll wake up and realize
I'm not growing any younger.

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