My first attempt is about mental health, stress, anxiety, self-doubt. Leonard is the name I've given to my Lizard brain. The part of the brain responsible for fight or flight and something I work with every day to keep my mental health well. Leonard is someone I am in close contact with quite a lot
Leonard from the Garage by Jon
There's a reptilian in my garage in the bottom drawer
Without warning or reason he clambers out,
Subversive, corrupting, impossible to ignore.
The books and the podcasts say he keeps me safe and secure
But I hate you Leonard, in your musty leather
Acquisitive, bony sharp claws.
I don't think you sleep, Leonard from the Garage
This tenacious lizard who I have to manage
Asking me to think things at all times of day or night
Causing me angst, stress, to chose fight or flight.
But I'm winning this battle Leonard, even though I'm keeping score
Locking you back in your cold, lonely drawer
Do you know I'm laughing at your muffled protests?
And just watching you during our now one-sided contests?
I gave you a name but you're not getting anything else.
Thanks Leonard but I've got this.
Leonard from the Garage by Leonard himself
I love my job. It never gets lonely. Never gets dull.
It never gets tiring keeping him safe and alive
Every day that he comes home it helps me to thrive.
He reads more now, meditates when he wakes in the night.
Aren't I good? That's down to me!
Before I came along he was footloose, flimsy, fancy free.
I think he gives me a name but I'm not sure why.
I love my job.