Seventh Day #Understanding


treesFor the twelve days of Christmas I’m going to post a new, freshly written & barely edited, poem each day – all based on prompts from the Unity 12 Powers:


I know better

no point is acting as if I didn’t

the work is to act as if I did

to follow directions

seems too complacent mediocre

yeah they work okay

but what’s the point

here’s more to be learned

reinventing the wheel

than being smugly satisfied by

the one the way

that’s always done the job so well

it’ll never roll another way

it’ll never roll out of the way

like the massive wheel of society

the steam roller

pressing the shit out of everyone

the complacent the moderate

the extremes the rebels the controllers

all get crushed under that weight

what we know about weight

what I understand about gravity

won’t change that crush one iota

is there a deeper truth

life after crush perhaps


avoiding the crush is unlikely

even making a name for yourself

is a mere impression not a sensation

shakespeare is remembered

but he’s not dining out on his reputation

he’s not getting laid anymore

his bones aren’t sacred relics  yet

he strutted then departed

we each depart

making the most of our time here

as we avoid those who would push

us under the steam roller

judging and accusing

as they expect to be spared

because unlike me

they really do know better


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