I’ve come to understand
My limitations
Despite all my powers

And I know now
That you have
Different values
And visions
Or lack thereof
And it’s not my business
To help you
Or guide you
Unless you ask me to

I’m so frustrated
The tortured soul
Perpetually in angst
Though I am a joyful person
By nature

I understand now
That I may never find
What I’m seeking
But I’m grateful
for the pieces here and there

And so I busy myself
Creating a lovely mosaic
From the scraps and shards
Hoping that together
They’ll provide
The wholeness I crave

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