Carpe Diem: Daily Haiku 108

temperance

to have kissed your lips
just to be denied of it
ah how torturous

to have known your touch
to settle for another’s
surely this is hell

embers of longing
need only a breath of wind
to ignite the flames


Temperance is not something i know very well ^^ i don’t usually deny / deprive myself of things because they tend to build up, escalate, and the desire grows bigger and stronger, to monstrous proportions. in some weird way, i have learned early that the less i ignore my cravings, the better i become at curbing them 🙂 but i understand too the importance of restraint… how they make us appreciate better the beauty in things. it’s just not my best virtue