When we were young we all were taught
Impatience is what virtue’s not.
The secret to success, they said,
Is two parts heart to three parts head;
If godliness is what you seek,
You need to bathe, like, twice a week.
Is everything we’re taught in youth.
The unadulterated truth?
I hope not, for my mother’s sake–
How many breaks can one back take?
Should sidewalk cracks distress your path,
Relax. Mom’s fine…but take a bath.