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Selfishness wakes up
after dreaming about herself.
Selfishness struts into a classroom
and demands the attention
of the students that surround her.
Selfishness is full of more fiction than a children's book
when she asks, "How was your day?";
she only hopes that she will be asked
how hers was in return.
Selfishness checks her phone, worried
she won't be told about tonight's party;
she doesn't want her friends
to go without her even though
she told them she has work.
Selfishness expects a ride home everyday
without asking if it is okay;
she'll be waiting at the car,
though she didn't talk in class.
She won't even offer to pay for gas.
Selfishness arrives home
and spots her sister's snicker doodles;
she pours herself a tall glass of milk
and eats the treats as she watches TV.
Selfishness calls in sick to work
because she does not want
to miss tonight's Tuesday night shows.
Selfishness sets three loud alarms
before she lays down to dream of herself once more.