I do not like my beard

it weighs on my face

it bears the past in its pikes

it makes me look

unlike myself in the mirror

and yet I am sometimes lazy to shave it

but as I grow closer to you

I realize the importance

of feeling well within my skin

and taking the effort to do what is necessary

It all is a question of energy

and the easy solution is not always the best one

the one that will make you feel

well and clean and loved and productive on the next day