by Gary Hardaway
I hate when people assert that life is a gift. It's a random event in which no one alive has a choice.
It's true. We come out pissed and the world just keeps us that way most of the time. A good muscular way of saying with this one.
I definitely second that opinion. "*"
* i love the bile. sweet and clear and hits the spot.
Sartre would disagree.
But he's dead now anyway.*
The hits keep coming.*
So well put, Gary. A thought we all have (or most of us, anyway) at one time or another in our lives. Can't help but expand the emotion out to include its opposite; decisions made not to bring a pregnancy to term. Heavy.
This one gave me a chuckle. *
*, Gary. A unique lash out. I am glad you were conceived. Otherwise, we couldn't enjoy your good verse.
I'm with David. Sorry, Gary. *
Our old childhood refrain, "I never asked to be born." I think that's the start of existentialism.
"the first / in a long history of indignities" is about as close to a summation of life as is possible. The piece is a harmony with some lines from the great Townes Van Zandt - "Nothin'":
"Bein' born is goin' blind
and bowing down a thousand times"
A long history indeed... *
Thanks to all for the kindness of your attention.
Shit this is clever.*
Thank you, Amanda.