I’ve been told
that there are some people
who don’t reflect
(kind of like vampires)
but the kind I’m talking about
is the thinking variety.
I love to reflect
on my little triumphs
throughout the day, like how so and so
got really emotional,
and challenged me
and brought my competence into question
but how I didn’t react
and simply discussed procedure.
Being boring is an Artform
that I practice
more than I write poetry.
Nobody wants to engage with a boring person—
it doesn’t do anything for their ego.
When my boss wants to take my side, and gossip about my colleagues with me
I calmly pretend that I don’t understand (because gossip doesn’t interest me)
I don’t get emotional and judge her
I just don’t care
99% of the people I work with are women
I used to participate in their conversations with feigned interest
until one of them said, “We turned you into a woman. You are just like us.”
It was then,
that I realized
I couldn’t have anything to do with them.
If a man wants to be superior,
he must act like it.
Women with boring lives
want a reaction.
If a man wants to be a boss,
he must dress like it,
and talk like it (as little as possible).
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