to myself— practice profundity, oracular
perception, insight, provocation. Don’t have
young children, dogs, cats to show off, baked
display bestI can to contribute. Here’s one:
anyone accuses me of with genuine heartfelt
accusation: in their eyes I’m guilty and have
no defense, nothing that would assuage
conviction, change a sealed-in mind-set or
satisfy the principle of the thing. Turning the
other cheek sounds pious but is merely practical.
Piety and five dollars will get me a Starbucks.