precision

then directives must be precise
one time in kindergarten
the teacher got frustrated and stated
no more trips to the bathroom
i took her at her word
and later that day i burst into tears
as i peed in my seat
but that wasn’t the strange part
the strange part was that the teacher
asked, “why didn’t you ask me to go to the bathroom???!!”
and i said “because you told us we could not ask
to go to the bathroom ”
but even that wasn’t the strangest part
the strangest part was the look on her face
as reality dawned

positioning
precision
responsibility
diction
common sense
yes that is a true story

as true as the story that i road
my stick pony to kindergarten one day
because nobody told me it was against the rules
but i only did it once
….laughter is hard to live with

ridicule
complaint
desire
complications
fortitude
precision

2 years later my family died
they are in heaven?
no they were dead
like my brother’s pet rooster
big red
i did not cry
i sat on the swing
in the backyard
and let my sister cry

some things can’t be prevented
because of who you are
some things are deeper than tears

laughter
singularity
robustness
arbitrary delight
tenaciousness
redemption

today i hurt in every bone
of course it is the weather
need to fortify
rise above
the one reason to live by the rules
is to determine which rules need breaking

pattern
objectivity
subtraction
honesty
where there is hope…

precision
getting it right
formulating….. concluding….deciding the world only LOOKS
confused

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