Thursday, October 15, 2015

Be a Man




Be distant.
Be overwhelmed.
Tie your identity to your work.
Never cry.
Argue.
Compete.
Live the cliche.
Edit everything.
Don't communicate.
Give up.
Buck up.
Rob a bank.
Fuck a whore.
Sail your boat.
Cook your soup.
Flex your toes.
Wrap your knee.
Strut your stuff.
Pick a compartment.
Put it there.
File it away.
Climb in.
Slam the door.
Cock your gun.
Cock your comb.
Your cock.




18 comments:

  1. It's a foreign country. Nicely done!

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  2. I would not like to live as a man. It's too limiting. I know the big guy feels everything as deeply as I do but nobody knows that, except me. Although I would like to be as physically strong as a man, and pee in the woods standing up obviously:)

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  3. Poetically I love this, though I'd like to believe you're thinking of a specific man, rather than men in general!

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  4. I love love love poetry that doesn't putz around that gets to the point. This is one of those poems. It draws blood. Brava.

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  5. I love love love poetry that doesn't putz around that gets to the point. This is one of those poems. It draws blood. Brava.

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  6. How does that Jenner guy, um girl fit into the equation? 8====D

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  7. Holy crap. Did you write this? It is brilliant. I am very impressed.

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  8. This is the poetry I like. You take no prisoners. I dig you. Thanks.

    Greetings from London.

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  9. Birdie: Thank you and yessiree Bob I wrote it!
    A Cuban in London: Thank you. I dig you, too.
    Kenneth Lilly: I wouldn't know.
    Radish King: Thank you. Those are heartheld words, coming from you.
    Ms. Moon: Thank you.
    Steve Reed: I'll never tell.
    lily cedar: Me, neither. But I have no desire to pee standing up.
    liv: I'm glad I amused you!
    Jo: It most certainly is.

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  10. Sweet Jesus it's awesome! Send that motherf%^&cker to the man...or some poetry publishing type people...heehee. Seriously, it's great.

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  11. A stunner. It tells a huge story.

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  12. powerful hit to the gut. well done.

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  13. Have you seen the documentary "The Mask You Live In?" It's a pretty amazing commentary on what it means to be a boy or a man in this culture. I think it might be something you and the boys could watch and talk about. Made by the same folks who made Miss Representation.

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  14. can I adore, appreciate and marvel at you even more?

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