Commentary

On The Haiku…

Honestly, I don’t know why the haiku is so celebrated. It’s just a random decree about the length of three lines. Like wooowww. Ok. Who was the brilliant Jap that thought of this? I write haikus from time to time and sometimes I’m like… I can’t believe this is even a thing. I’m gonna make up my own set of rules for a piece of writing and give it a name. Yup.

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Poetry

The Observer Who Comments

I was raised on the streets
I had not a thing to eat except
A breath of air, and not even fresh
In school I took tests, pure memorization
No practicality, hops
Banality rocks
In a world that dreads boredom
We ensured its antithesis
In the highest office
This is my rocker, I’m off this
Some people are born with no towel to toss in
Woe is they, I am repping for they
Kuz some people have too many problems
To blog about them all day

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Commentary

Captain Obvious

I’m speaking for myself when I say financial insecurity is a very serious problem and it’s pervasive in this country. We want to have a country full of confident people. As opposed to a bunch of overworked dollar chasers unsure how they’re going to meet their basic needs. If you study Maslow’s Hierarchy for a brief moment, you’ll notice that well being is highly contingent on the economy and the distribution of wealth. Too many Americans are at the bottom levels of that hierarchy.

So that’s how I view the underlying problems this country has – in a nutshell.

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