What I See And What I Know (Part I)

Vintage Words


It was so much easier

to put on shades and douse

the unpleasantnesses

around me.


Reading was a cop-out

from engaging in squalor

and loud shouting. Ignorance

in most statements had

to be ignored. Time

was counted in pages read;

that turned out to

be, in the final analysis,

a good thing.


Hiding became habit,

the selective view norm,

today I am still expert

at invisibility.


Human mind will edit

to save itself from harmful

input. I choose not to see

the guns locked in the houses

of my neighbors.


Blinders, tinted windshields,

closed lids; each a means

to survive the onslaught

of really bad imagery.






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