Perfectionist with admitted flaws,
Feminist with a leering eye and dirty thoughts,
Thief of intergrity,
Insomniac who tells others how important sleep is,
Germophobe and slob,
(more) Pacificist that earned an NRA certification,
Naturalist that litters,
Talented pianist unable to read music,
Bicyclist who doesn't share the lane when behind the wheel,
Pro-choice so long as it's not me,
Animal lover who's killed for sport,
Organic foods proponent with a yearning for Quarter-Pounders with cheese,
Sober former alcoholic who drinks alone on holidays,
Old soul and young at heart,
Anti-shallow-celebrity-worship cynic who reads all the grocery-line magazine covers,
Cold-tolerant yet keeps the heat on all night,
BP-hating Arco customer,
Cop-hater and law&order fan,
Fallen angel and holy demon,
Patient parent who has wanted to choke the little shits,
Book-collector with no time to read,
Humble & unclever pun-scribe,
Maybe you lied a little today;
maybe you lied a lot.
You don’t want to lose your job for any reason
so you implied to your boss you love it there.
Mornings during the week, you wake up slow,
You turn. You dread the slow advent of the tru(more)th...
You have go to work again.
Can't avoid it. Need the money.
You set the alarm for another five minutes.
Then another five.
Time funs out. You sigh. A breath like a gully.
No doves rise from your heart.
An hour later,
you cross the long pavement to the bus
that will take you like a slow escalator to that place
about which you pretend to feel mostly sunny.(less)