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Life Arts    H4'ed 11/15/19

I / We Versus the Idiots

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It's not your world,
so stop complaining, you.

Sometimes, yes,
I call myself "you".
affectionately.

You, stop!

(Nobody but me
has the authority
to stop my complaining.)

Other times I
refer to myself as "we",
as in,
It's not our world. . .

(We're so tired
of having to explain ourselves! )

I don't know what is normal
anymore. Or useful
or an effective way
of getting across to myself.

Right now what I am working on
is censoring old songs
that I (or we)
are forever singing
to myselves.

These songs date back
to a time when I was little
and my mother was always
humming or whistling or singing
them and many others
that I have forgotten.

When she had Alzheimer's
I would drive her around
the countryside she loved
singing all these songs
back to her.
She joined in.

But now that she is gone
these songs don't speak to me;
they just are.

They sing
themselves back to me!

I might be stacking wood
and I snap,
Shut up!
as if to a teenager
with radio blaring.

And another thing
I, we
are working on
is trying not to be so disappointed
with the human race.

Today I emailed my brother:
Lately I feel like
I am surrounded by idiots.

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It's the idiots around me that have more formal education than me that astonish me the most. Just proves to me that institutions of higher learning in this system aren't always all they're cracked up to be. Institutions of higher indoctrination would be more accurate.

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Well said. Agreed.

Submitted on Saturday, Nov 16, 2019 at 9:16:50 PM

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