I've been waiting for you to post something, and you delivered! This is easily favourite piece by you so far. I absolutely love the parallel you've built between a dissatisfaction with one's self, and that parasitical fungus; it builds for some really strong imagery. You're methodical in the way you approach the pacing of this poem, with a carefully selected diction, it's apparent to anyone that you took time to really craft these verses and stanzas. I'm sad that I'm out of nominations, and hope this does get nominated!