Just Get To The Point

Censor tendencies to exaggerate – tremendous efforts better illustrated than bragged about If it’s royal accolades you seek, be precise – a message delivered in plain packaging is not overshadowed by unnecessary glitter. (Tuesdays I borrow from my Twitter account @Vjknutson.  Image from personal collection.)

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Is There An Exit Strategy?

Following political tides – mesmerized by neglect of actual issues – playing to an audience of moaners (standard consumerist plights) – glossing over exploitation of women, verbal slaughter of race, religion and social values. Wondering about media – who commandeer bias, swallowing atrocities and spewing contrived truths, absent sound voice, or will, jeopardizing the security […]

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Invisible Forces

What ideology is this – the feminine clothed in conservatism, carting creatures whose nature is wild – are we to believe women, too, are tractable, or that girls should aspire to control their beastly selves, become pets for mass consumerism? Glances say it all – the inability to face the authors of this myth – […]

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The Lady Calls It

Shipwrecked – tossed ashore by blatant lies, women’s cries lost in political gales Collins says #MeToo is valid, should be continued Just not this time Might as well throw one life preserver for the millions drowning Hope GOP have their own life jackets handy for the tsunami that is imminent. (Written for 50 Word Thursday.)

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Monstrosity

This actor, this ego demanding submissive idolatry Humanity is distracted – controversy, like celebrity, vying for social attention. Opposition barks obediently in response to dick-waving antics their questions only inciting more rage – he is inaccessible gloating, publicity-sapping ignores the plight of dreamers, of marginalized human rights inopportune for his pocket- lining agenda Heroic action […]

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Excuse Me?!

Insults and mockery and off the cuff remarks all marks of authenticity merely plain talking larks so says the republican in the president’s defence – we are just oversensitive those who take offence. When was it disclosed, I ask the figure on the screen, that authenticity is ascribed to spewing things obscene? Now I am […]

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Paper Pushing

I am contributing! Are these lessons not abundance – success? Authorities are dissatisfied; want me back in the game, insist disability has an end – analyze me to depletion their plans shutting me down, unforgiving – Encouragement is called for, and hopeful help, something to prod progress This bureaucratic tapping turns on me, creativity breaks […]

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Cryptic

Is the writing on the wall so cryptic – graphic images depicting rage, flames of dissonance, young men bleeding at their own hands compassion incapacitated. A sad awakening for a society fixated on rights and privileges, dominating culture to the exclusion of nurturing humanity, preserving lives. How can we continue to closet our children’s pain […]

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Social Media Blues

LinkedIn wants me to connect with former colleagues, ignores the fact that they haven’t opted to reach out to me, fails to recognize the state of my disability sets me on the margins of society Facebook likes to remind me of things I did in the past, drags up conversations, or outings no longer valid, […]

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Shed Insecurity

At what point does insecurity subside, shift into confidence, or are we destined to infinite life lessons, half-hearted attempts at moving on, convinced that the past holds the answers, not willing to admit there is no going back, and what does that even mean? We elevate the educated to positions of power, never questioning the […]

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