Life Path

Road

Racing against time
to discover all
the pleasant diversions
along a road, shorter
than it first seemed

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Academics in a Bubble

I have a problem with Academics
that try to define the human condition
and decide what is best
for the majority of
humanity.

What they study is theories
many theories over many years
statistics that are both pro and anti
works-in-progress

But if one person
one in this humanity
they propose they understand or help
disagrees

then that naysayer is a child
or a naïve fool

They have forgotten that a piece of paper
does not make them a teacher
or that it demands respect

They’ve forgotten what humanity looks like
unmasked and un-blurred
thronged in a shadowy crowd

It looks like me
and you
and the person
they used to be.

One-Legged Stool

Chair in Woods

I’m so tired

If I complain
my frustration is met
with hostility

If I am wronged
I must not have been
understanding enough

If I suffer
I must have deserved it

In the end
I just want someone to say:
“I believe in you”
“You’ll overcome it all”
without taking faith away
when they feel like it