Corrosive lungs
Flippantly feeding abusive tongues
Inflate openly
And commiserate forwardly
Yet each repugnant breath
Breeds guarded inefficiency

Torpid and obese
The mind consents reluctantly
Further weakening a stolid soul’s
Infirm hold on peace

Vagaries, like Lyme disease
Lay waste to thought control
Scribing vulgar, anecdotal pundits
To corrupt a seedless soil

None, save one, can fund
A pilgrim’s flight
To peaceful shores of coal

And a closed mind
Weaves the twine
For a noose
To constrict the soul