Though I like to believe I’m perfectly sane,

Something I do makes me question this brain.

I bite my lip or my inner cheek

Munching an apple or nuts, though rarely a leek.

I do it accidently, and not just once,

But for days on end in a maddening streak.


One day, who knows why? this habit disappears,

And I’ll chomp away happily without any fears

Until the next time my lip or my cheek

Between my teeth will happen to sneak.


So if you too share this frustrating quirk,

Tell me please I’m not going berserk.

But if I really am instead,

Please keep that thought inside your head.