The stoics believed we should rehearse
I haven’t eaten a meal in 36 hours
and it feels great.
Yesterday, I got an eviction notice.
I thought I paid my rent
but I forgot.
There was no warning. No nice message.
Just a court summons, and a 75 dollar fine
“Vacate, within 15 days, if you can’t pay.”
It makes me want to stay
until the police come.
It turns my heart hard.
We are done with being a caring society. There is a polite veneer
that covers up reality.
It makes me want to see society burn
while I roast my weenies over my campfire
and bathe in Lake Wilderness—a true hobo
The Stoics knew what they were doing
practicing for chaos
When Thomas Edison’s warehouse burned
and many of his experiments were destroyed
He told his son, “Go get your mother. She’s never seen a fire like this.”
The world wants money
and it’s still in debt.
can be a pain,
but if you don’t have them
what will you do when you get old?
Rely on the government?
They will kick you out
onto the street
into the cold
and turn you into a Walmart Greeter
with a fake smile.
For some reason, I think of the sweet lady
at the U-Scan
who smokes like a chimney
and eats chicken-pot-pies
due to inflation.
I paid my bill
that was due
and took one step closer
with my back
If I could live on words
“Man shall not live by bread alone,
but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God.”