The complete and total irrationality of the bullshit proposition that there is something beyond the reality of personal choices that put up road blocks we can’t possibly step over or around

You say Karma is the reason
is the why
is the answer to my question —
according to your logic
it’s why I’m paying the price
suffering the consequence of my actions
my honesty
my truth
my plea to the one person
who might have given us her blessing
and now
she might as well be the god you pray to
because you’re waiting for an answer
that will never come
and you will spend the rest of your life
believing you had no power
to choose for yourself
how to happily spend it.

DeMaris

10-28-2021

Painting of Helga by Andrew Wyeth

Published by demarisgaunt

I currently live in Greenwood, Indiana. I love to listen to music, books on CD, podcasts or NPR as I work in my studio.  My favorite artists are Andrew Wyeth and Edward Hopper. I love poetry, but only the good stuff that isn’t so abstract I can’t understand it. Abstraction better lends itself to visual art, I think. Stephen Dunn is my favorite poet. He’s said just about anything that can be said about the inner workings of the heart and mind. My favorite novel is Atonement by Ian McEwan. My all time favorite band is The Cure. I love science, and anything that relates to how the mind works. I don’t believe in the supernatural. If I could meet anyone in the world, it would be Richard Dawkins or Steven Pinker. If you don’t buy my art or read my poetry, buy one of their books. It will enrich if not change your life.  My favorite things to do are hiking, kayaking and camping. My favorite food is so common, I’ll keep you in suspense (It starts with a P). I prefer chocolate to vanilla. Green is my favorite color. I have an aversion to planning or scheduling of any kind, and I live for spontaneous adventures! Telephone conversations make me anxious, and I avoid them at almost all cost. I had a happy childhood. I’m having a pretty fantastic adulthood. I have every intention of seeing my 100th birthday, after which I will happily relinquish my guts to the future of medicine. Cheers! ~DeMaris

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