The Seven Year Itch

Ignore it
and it reminds
massage it
it gets irritated

Scratch it
it looks for more

Do all together
and it has won

And knows it

You have been
changed forever
unrecognizable to all
who knew the past you
calm, suave, debonair

Now you are just
a bundle of nerves



© 2018 David I. Mayerhoff

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