The bitterness 
too hard to digest,
pushing back 
into my throat
and mouth what 
needs chewing over

The sourness
in my stomach 
helping me to process
the leftovers
into nutrition
for my inner world

The sweetness
of my heart
welcoming in 
any food 
for thought with 
unconditional love

A pinch of salt
to spice up my gut
for the sensations
of lingering flavors
that I might have 
ignored before

My taste for life
not always
an appetizing dish
and oftentimes
too much
on my plate

But day in, day out
my taste for life
is feeding 
the essence of me
to unveil
my unique palate

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