I admire men with obsessions
and I dislike men with causes
the difference being
and obsessions are explosions
expanding narcissistic passion
“But it’s bad to be a narcissist,” you might say
it’s far worse to have a cause, to believe you are right, and insist others are wrong
this is okay, I guess…
I believe most people are wrong, but I don’t tell them
and the problem is, people with causes don’t stop there
they want to make others pay
with their time, and money
and most of all…
Those with narcissistic passion—or obsession, for lack of a better word
have something to live for
it’s like their own self-created religion
that saves them
Some would call it a distraction,
because they aren’t progressing like everyone else
My highest value
Show me a man, who loves what he does
and he is a genius of leisure.
I’ve met several men like this, on the golf course
they love being there
they talk a certain way
about all things, that aren’t okay
in the offices of the world.
Show me a man obsessed with money and what it can do
and I will show you the most competitive, soulless, lifeless suit.
Show me a man who takes the time to appreciate a place, cherry cigar smoke
dancing through the Maple Trees, amidst the smell of sand, and fresh cut grass
drunken laughter, and the sound of golf shots
and I will show you a genius.
is for those who trade their relationships for better ones
for people who upgrade, constantly
they don’t know how to love…
not the character in a car
instead, they get a new one.
After 20 years, I have to put my car down
I just can’t keep paying the medical bills
for new parts
and pretty soon
the car is more new, than old.
I guess all places worth saving die in this way
buildings get renovated
patrons, are too old to play
your friends die
the nubbies think, this place is a dump
change, is time
but we remember…
in our minds.
All great men are lovers
and they give, more than they take
they are at home, at the racetrack
they learn the horses
obsession is their science
women can be a science
if you love, your day is beautiful
and the test of your love, is your willingness to do it
despite hangovers, sleep deprivation, and a slump, with no chance.
You won’t consider not doing it
and most people, looking on
I see genius, in the man who loves.
I see genius in the man who loves, an unlovable woman.
Your love is redemption
you aren’t trying to change the world
you are trying to be part of it
to love it
to worship the earth—
who has brought all these beautiful obsessions into being
desserts, cultural foods, movies, golf courses
hundreds of years of books
a million things
Why save the world
when it will save you
if you let it?