Posted tagged ‘what we talk about when we talk about pessimism’

“For Those Whose Flicker’s Hidden Under A Bushel (Of Sorts)”

February 6, 2013


For those Whose Flicker’s Hidden Under A Bushel (Of Sorts )

Don’t sweat the small stuff.

Oh, sure; oh, great.
But what if you’re pure-bred
perfectionist, DNA developed
to swelter the welter-weight?

Just see the glass half-full.

If the flag of your disposition
is of hopeless grey stuff woven, your natural arc simply
projects rejection, complexion dejection, inflection abjection, even your loins
are lubricated lugubriously.

So, un-clamp down.

Is no dignity afforded those whose foreheads
bead with the exacting


No mercy granted the nervously


Must we always be prey
to mea culpa mea culpa mea
maxima culpa?

So sorry (i.e. yes.)

Mea culpa, mea culpa, mea
maxima culpa.

Must you?

(i.e. yes.)


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