Stinky Foot

The only problem with “Living our best lives” Is that we don’t live them Every day. We speak a lot about Positioning ourselves With our best foot forward As though that foot Is the only one we have, As though some days Aren’t dark Some nights- Too long, Some choices made- Unfortunate. None of us […]

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Faulty Diagnostics

Sometimes what we’re wrestlingIn our struggles with other peopleIs the story we have told ourselvesAbout who they areAnd what their intentions have beenAll along.We run a few preliminary testsTo confirm what we already believeAnd then arrive at an unchallangeableDiagnosisOf who they are.We knew it – we were right.And so we sit thereVictoriously showing off ourFaulty […]

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Light years

You will always be light years away From perfection Because though all created things Have infinity bound up within them- No matter how many hills we climb And dragons we slay There will always be yet another height Yet another beast. We live in world Of inescapable limitations with Facts that will remain unchanged No […]

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Beautiful Chaos

All of human life is a paradoxAffectionate animosity – familyVoluntary obligation – friendshipA wrecking ball of peace – civil rightsMaddening sanity – MediaBorrowed ownership – post colonialismPainful relief – Health careExclusive inclusion – economicsVisionary blindness – politicsBeautiful chaos- humanity

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Still you

It will still be you All those months from now When life stops handing you lemons And hands you flowers instead. You. No other version of you Will magically appear- Counting blessings And being gracious. No The same you With a greater taste for bitter lemonade Than a nose for smelling roses, That is the […]

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Opportunities for mediocrity

Are endless. Ubiquitous. Almost inevitable. Where we leave our heart At the door And occupy the least demanding seat In the room. No raising of hands No attempts to do better- Nothing too costly. Plenty rolling of eyes Plenty defence of the status quo Especially if it’s convenient For ourselves. For now. The chance to […]

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More Salt

There’s a limit To the amount of salt You can put in food and still enjoy it. Past a certain point If you add more salt Your tongue will curl and Your stomach churn. Some things should not Be done in excess. Excess salt doesn’t make up for A meal poorly prepared And excess words […]

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Us and them

The line of good and evil Runs through Each human being, Not between us. Not between the vaccinated And the unvaccinated Between believers And the non-believers Between the haves And the have nots. There are no humans Incapable of serious evil, And each one has access to the necessary Faculties for virtuous living. The idea […]

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Being Vulnerable

Makes plain Some of the complexity Of being human. It’s one thing for another person To know that you have ‘Problems in general’ And quite another for someone To be intimately familiar with your weakness. Perhaps now that you’re vulnerable, People won’t idolize you like you Secretly hoped they would, And your imperfections Won’t be […]

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Fighting monsters

It turns out monsters are real. And the ones we should be Worried about aren’t the ones You read about on the news, Or the ones we used to imagine Hiding beneath our childhood beds, Or lurking in the shadows Near a haunted house, Or ruling a dictatorship In a foreign land. No, it is […]

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