Explanation #47

the number of times
i’ve been accused by others
of being absurd or out of my place
is large

the number of times
said absurdity was intended
to be absurd
is not

the number of times
i was out of my place
on purpose 
is also not

i was
simply

being me
and

my absurdity 
was simply
a way of 
adjusting 

to what felt
to that out of place me
like an absurd situation
see

where i stand is usually
a little to the left of
the frame and cocking my head
is just trying to see things

the accepted way
anything coming from 
my tilted mouth
that spills wrong

doesn’t have
much of a chance 
of landing well
for Them

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One response to “Explanation #47

  • Eileen

    Hmm. I’ve considered myself amazingly blessed the few times I ever felt “in place.” But I also consider it a blessing that it’s rare. 🙂

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