i philosophize
you all
from my recliner usually
cuz i’m reclusive like that
buddha on his throne

my first post of 2013
but i’m always writing

and now i wouldn’t give up my family (or any member of it) for anything
by family i mean the people actually in my life
the people who love my life and know two shits about it
unresolved anger? perhaps. comes & goes like/with a hemorrhoid
but still, fuck you & your bigotry

Bigotry is the state of mind of a bigot, defined by Merriam-Webster as “a person who is obstinately or intolerantly devoted to his or her own opinions and prejudices; especially: one who regards or treats the members of a group (as a racial or ethnic group) with hatred and intolerance.” Bigotry may be based on real or perceived characteristics, including age, disability, dissension from popular opinions, socioeconomic status, ethnicity, gender identity, language, nationality, political alignment, race, region, religious or spiritual belief, sex, or sexual orientation. Bigotry is sometimes developed into an ideology or world view.
Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. described bigotry in the following quotation: “The mind of a bigot is like the pupil of the eye; the more light you pour upon it, the more it will contract.”

i have every right to be angry
and what is more, i’m learning to forgive myself for that
forgiving you, well that may take a little more time
but i’m working on it

i digress
where i used to stress
and you call me a mess
but i have to confess
that i’m really quite blessed
and i wouldn’t change one thing about me
well except maybe my teeth and vision

memories can eat away at you slowly, subtly, like a cancer
every child was a dancer
once upon a time

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by JTW
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