This poem came from a place of detachment. What you see is a rewrite of a short, 10-line poem I originally wrote. I liked the imagery of serving myself a big bowl of something heartfelt and delicious and decided to continue with that idea. I was feeling a little down the day I wrote the poem and needed a reminder of my personal strength as I dealt with some people. I realized earlier that day that the actions of others were making me feel a little sad and that was distracting me. I wrote this poem after recognizing that I needed to detach from others in order to focus on me in order to affirm my own strengths.