Perceptions are misshapen,
Are you winning or losing at your game of Snakes 'n',
Happy with your ladder or does every placed foot make you madder,
I've got solid steps; you've got slippery rungs,
I keep my mouth closed whereas you might flap lips n gums,
Lashing an unappreciative world with vicious tongues,
It's all relative,
And you'd be surprised by the healing power of perception,
It's quite restorative,
Flipping that coin from rile to smile,
Shifting your view an inch,
To reduce your stress by a mile.

© Alex Frost 2015