MK Punky

An accomplished taker was I
I took

Money from fools
Virginity from innocents
Chances at random
Comfort from knowing it all
Pleasure where it could be found
The mineral waters in France, the solitude cure in Colorado
The largest slice of ice cream pie
Seconds and thirds
My time settling into the sleeper seat
Umbrage at perceived indignities
First pitches from unfamiliar lefties
Curving boulevards at unsafe speeds
Control of the situation
Every opportunity available or not available to achieve
More than I gave

Now, I’m taking a break

a step backward and to the side,
where I can see

the grandest achievement
is not what you get out of life

but what you make

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