Poor Me

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Started a new set of prompts – I love lists of things – this one will prove to be endlessly productive for another couple of years – 227 Rules For Monks. Who knew the simple life could be so complex. These are from the 30 nissaggiyas. This is where  19 Not to use money  took me.

Poor Me

his look

calculated my worth

the cost of my shoes

was the measure

of his interest

his respect would be gauged

by the tailoring of my shirt

by the cut of my jeans

how professionally distressed they were

by what he could see

and what he saw

wasn’t up to his standards

which were clearly

the only standards that mattered

not that he was superficial

by any stretch of the imagination

he could discuss Hegel

he knew the Chinese poets

but would discuss them

with those whose status

was equal to his

my shoes just weren’t up to it

even though they were new shoes

even though my clothes

were recent    fresh

they just didn’t have

the right thread count

to support my point of view

as far as he was concerned

 

once again

being poor pays off

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