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I’m Not as Bad as All That

Self portrait – foto by Smith

This is a Frankenstein’s monster of a poem with stanzas stitched together in spite of how they feather because it’s the way the words came out my brain.

I’m Not as Bad as All That

You know you can’t be a total rat
when you have a cat purring in your lap
and it doesn’t get old
when your wife still wants to hug and hold

It’s the simple pleasures
that grow in glow to future treasure
the niceness of now
expanding exponentially somehow
into eternal internal wow
that puts the zing in Zen
the now to when
the then in been
the in to end

Friends to send fondness
Freud to eschew hostess
feet fueled by mostess
method by madness

So please allow me to amuse myself
I’m a man of stealth and pain
older I get
less I know
faster I go
losing most of what I’d gained

— Smith, 10-30-2011

Cat autumn – foto by Smith

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