Change out of your ill-intentioned criticism
like you change out of wet clothes
Dispose of quasi-intellectual swordplay
imagine it’s hazardous waste you dump in someone else’s seas
if it’s gonna make it easier
Get rid of your flamboyant confidence, and
highly combustible speeches
like you’d get rid of lonesome socks and expired meds
forget them like promises and mom’s chocolate cake recipes
you’ll never keep
Stop hurling armies against armies
Do away with your racism and xenophobia
your country continues to be built on the backs of immigrants
Don’t kill hope, let
Lady Liberty do her job
Throw away your harmful kicks, and godlike omnipotence
like yesterday’s papers
like useless wire hangers for shirts you never liked
like worn out shoes however much you like them
Toss your bomb threats
like you’d toss old VHS tapes and business cards into the trash
don’t you know you’re disposable too
your expiration date is blinking No longer safe to consume
Throw them out like broken toys
while you still can
your children have children
Miss a chance to make a fortune
Let others pursue happiness for a change



Author: Blogging_with_Bojana

I'm diggin' Need to grow, have to push Flicking through vinyl and feeding the rush I dig for that one and I open the haunt It's takin' all day from the back to the front I'm diggin' and diggin' You know Sorry baby I'm gone diggin'

79 thoughts on “TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN”

  1. Ma petite Baci en mode “Rebelle”, j’aime bien ça je dois bien le dire…
    Un texte qui vient du cœur !
    Bisous et belle soirée à toi.

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      1. I am finally home from the hospital. The recovery for this virus is a lengthy process. The hospital stay itself was a nightmare. I still can’t bring myself to blog about the horrific treatment I endured, but I’m getting there. I really haven’t done a lot of social media, slowly working my way back in. Thanks for the inquiry! I’ve missed you! xoxo

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  2. I Love how so much of your poetry is in constant motion! This one wraps around you rather than just getting in your face, it goes beneath your skin and filters through your ears and eyes to make sure you don’t forget. Strong, powerful and impactful writing!!!!! Amazing work, B!!!!!

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  3. I like to call this ‘sword in the stone’ poetry. The world sees an impossible situation but you, with your metaphorical meditations aplenty, come riding/writing in with an effortless solution.

    I read your poem right at a time I was thinking about my sister and myself. Running for senate, she thinks she carries so many answers for people; and I am running away, holding no answers for myself, let alone for the world at large. I wonder, if we can all just be responsible for our own happiness and not try to hoard it or sacrifice it, then we can all achieve our individual life purposes.

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    1. I oftentimes want to run away but then realize many things I want to run away from are actually in my head, so I choose to see endless possibilities instead (and trust me, you’ll see my name when you look up pessimism).
      Though I don’t always know how to help myself, being for whatever reason uncertain, embarrassed or worried about the outcome, I’m never hesitant about political change which as a rule stems from social and/or economic issues in a country. I deserve better than this. We all do.
      Thanks, Amaya.

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  4. I remember reading this, liking it, and running out of the house in a hurry with a blinking-light intention to “return for comment.”

    I never made it back.

    My October was so strange (my 2018 so strange, really from the fires on) that a lot of my “wants” got stashed in the back of the aisle behind “needs.”

    What’s funny about this is that now, as a homeowner again, I’ve been going through old stacks in drawers and closets and thinking about tossing shirts I’ve never liked and worn out shoes I do that I’ve held on to “just in case.” Maybe that’s what the Trump zombies are doing, eh? Holding on to their failed leader “just in case.”

    Or maybe they just think it’ll all come back in style.

    This is, obviously, an amazing piece of art from start to finish. Not only does it speak to racists hurling armies but to my own “quasi-intellectual swordplay,” as well. My own “flamboyant confidence.” It reminds me, like the book I’m reading right now, that I don’t have all the answers and some of my own prejudices (for lack of a better term) could stand to be left out on the curb, too. 😉

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    1. Ok, I obviously missed your comment…And I do remember wondering how come you didn’t comment. It doesn’t look like you only to ‘like’ things. Tom always has sth to say, and that’s why we love you.

      Now, I’ve always hated this ‘just in case’ politics/attitude. Kind of, I’ll eat now though I’m not hungry in case I get hungry later and can’t eat.
      Btw, yours is anything but quasi-intellectual swordplay and flamboyant confidence. You read, observe, estimate, respect differing opinions, admit you could have made a mistake and are always ready to learn, which is sth that a narcissistic, uber-confident quasi intellectual would never do.

      And Tom, just in case nb told you today (yet), you’re fucking amazing!!!

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