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
it doesn’t make a difference
we just view failure differently.
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.
Don’t ever be a
there is no excuse
tell ya what I mean by that
seconds before i began writing this
my keyboard was pushed
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
r e t
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
by my friends
every time they buy
one of my paintings
they make a lower offer
than the sticker price
i think they know
i always say
i hang my head
when i deposit
half of what i should’ve had
I’m not sure if the voice I’m hearing
is the voice I’m making up
his actual voice.
The older I get
I’m not sure.
If someone is getting under your skin
and you like it
quit complaining and
learn to live with your choice
If you don’t like it:
move your skin far away
so they can’t
crawl under it
you know that all undercover cops and detectives
have a wireless device in their cars
to signal to other “regular” cops that they are friendly
to leave them alone when they are speeding
and driving recklessly
to signal they are on the same team
so they don’t blow their cover?