conversations with dad July 9, 2019

We met on a Tuesday, we missed last Sunday becuase my wife was getting over a very bad cold.

He tells me be careful with I am statements.

Don’t say you’re a failure.
Don’t say I am a failure
he warns me this is dangerous
I tell him I have to be honest with myself
everyone is trying to pass the blame on to everything one and thing else
they never take the blame themselves.

He says, you can say it was a failure but that doesn’t make you a failure.
I say it does when it’s my fault

back and forth
until we both quit
I got the last word in
trust me
it doesn’t make a difference
we just view failure differently.

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entering a writing contest for fun

I did
I came in dead last

Then they began to criticize my work.
I stood there and took it.

I left with a smile
after I told them
just because I entered a writing contest
doesn’t mean I want to be a writer.

I think it’s odd how people just assume.

dont be a lazy writer

Don’t ever be a
lazy writer
there is no excuse

I’ll tell ya what I mean by that

seconds before i began writing this
my keyboard was pushed
                                                           back
away from the front edge of my keyboard tray
I did this so i could easily write in my notebook
my original intentions were to reach over my notebook

s  t  r    e     t     c    h

and type
but then i thought
is that really the best way?
wouldn’t it be easier to
lift my notebook up and place it on my desk
pull my keyboard forward
so that when typing
my hands don’t cramp

i was right
it is