Been busy through the years but now I’m scared.
So scared of being labeled careless.
Moved from trying so hard to being clueless.
I tried to be tasty when you were thirsty but my jokes were considered tasteless.
Been told I try too hard, so I restrained.
But exercising caution is now causing a strain.
You said I do the barest minimum and it caused severe pain.
But reaching for the maximum can be scary.
Once you are told you try too hard, it kills momentum.
We need a national conference to determine the S.I Unit for effort.
Until we meet in that space, the barest minimum seems the safest place.