, in which we are all gummy bears
competing with each other
on the birthday table of a child
who has yet to be diagnosed colorblind
All that energy that could be used to work together to improve the human condition, goes to competing for hungry eyeballs.
Reading: Mother by L.E. Sissman
L.E. Sissman (1928-1976) was a child prodigy who won the National Spelling Bee. He had a typical American middle class career in a time when that was still possible, but he also had the calling of a poet. He was diagnosed with Hodgkins' disease in the late sixties, which inspired him to write prolifically: I. ...
Two types of religion
A father can call the deepest motivation of his child the tentative and most fragile design of his heart morally reprehensible. So he summons the energy that will self-destroy his child. There are two types of religion In one, there is a Father and He shall forgive you In the other, you shall forgive the ...