The Little Man in Her Head

Photo by Enkel Dika on Slideshare

Perched on his tiny shelf
at the back of her brain,
the little man who
gave her a report each morning
knew she was onto him.

They had often come to blows
back when she was trying
to quit smoking,
but this time it was different.

Once she realized she could
think for herself,
his desperate plea —
“If you leave me, I’m going with you” —
no longer worked.

Determined, her neurosurgeon began the extraction.

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