How to Hold a Grudge

Do you know how to hold a grudge?
It can be tricky.
They sort of smudge.

You must care for and nurse it.
It’s its own little person.

Love it nice and soft,
Until the g’s fall off.

Now not such an ugly brute,
It’s even getting kind of cute.

Really just a little rude.
Still might be a wee bit crude.

Let r, d and e drop off.
Don’t see red,
Hold what’s left aloft.
You’re back to holding you instead.

How to hold a grudge

Illustration by Eva G.