An influential teacher once described
Those voices of self-doubt that plague one’s sleep
Chihuahuas, whose incessant yips and gibes
Convince one that the price of action’s steep,
Resulting in paralysis, despair,
Depression, paired with self-effacing fevers.
The only cure of which I am aware:
Replace Chihuahuas with Golden Retrievers.
“You ought to hate yourself, but I love you!”
“You should do better, but you’re the best master!”
“That thing you keep forgetting you should do
Do when you can, just throw that ball much faster!”
Self-loathing cannot but face a deferral
When it’s accompanied by cries of “SQUIRREL!”
2 thoughts on “July 1: Silencing Chihuahuas”
Oh my, I know those chihuahuas all too well!
Naming them and identifying them when they yip makes all the difference. Even if you can’t get them to shut up, you can laugh at them!