#MeToo (and 3 and 4 and more)

Do not prod the sleeping beast
Do not come greedy to the supposed feast
Do not disrespect
Behaving like vapid derelicts
Disgrace in every salacious action, word, insinuation, and innuendo.

Do not downplay the frequency
Actions of greatest indecency
The behaviors of animals
Worse than even cannibals
Pretending to be superior, elevated beings.

Do not speak your mind and dismiss
The outcomes worse than an unwanted kiss
Do not become outspoken experts
Thinking bodies are pornography adverts
And flesh another warehouse for your base fantasy.

Because when it’s your turn to defend
And avoid the unwanted attentions of the condemned
When you are trapped and held back
With advances you can’t even track
Tell me how “harmless” words really are when they whisper and hold you down.

Did you know that victims outnumber perpetrators in the end?
In this world, if you contribute to this trend
Best watch your actions and your words
Don’t be swept up in those herds
Lest the sheep you torment grow up to be wolves.

Keep your hands to yourself
Direct that ego to the bottom shelf
You are nobody’s gift
Just another unholy rift
To the shredded decency of society.

Welcome to the face of savagery
With no consequences, it continues unwary
Keep sitting on your hands
Critiquing other lands
When your apathy proves you a hypocrite.

And you, the silent ones
Stacking ignorance like retirement funds
Invalidate reality
Deaf and blind to the scenery
Culpable, approving, and complicit in your inaction.

You are even worse somehow
Turning your back, not making a sound
See, hear, and prevent no evil
Yet another useless medieval
Because you know and still do nothing.

Do not defend or excuse
Do not accuse or misuse
Each being is royalty
Extend support and loyalty
Honor each precious being.

What happened to respect?
Did society destroy and neglect
The very fabric of humanity?
In favor of sordid fantasy?
No, it was in favor of evil, screwed priorities, and pure selfishness.

And you, who know so much
Who never encountered an unwanted touch
Keep your stones inside your rock garden
Lest your words return from the mouth of your warden
Since when does existence equal temptation and breathing equate seduction?

Rant and rave
Against absent justice craved
What a mad world we enterprise
Where the innocents are despised
And the predator is congratulated for their crime.

 

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Coffee 11#: Respect

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Respect isn’t given, it is earned.

I wish I wasn’t on a regimen right now. I’d slam some back.

But I can’t, and I am.

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Coffee #5: Points of Honesty 2

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So…where to?



Checking in after Points of Honesty 1 –> Struggling to Write, written to the tune of:  On the Precipice of Defeat and Soundscape to Ardor,  both soundtracks composed by Shiro Sagisu.

What a random journey.

The empty theater echoes as I speak. We sit in the back, above the screen, and after watching all the people leave 10 minutes ago, we’re all to ourselves. Our to-go cups are long cold, we’d underestimated the excitement of the “boring film” and we still had nearly full cups.

Eh, I don’t mind “cold chocolate”.

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Day 5: Freedom

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“So free we seem, so fettered fast we are!” ~Robert Browning Andrea del Sarto


Part 1

Freedom. A heavy word
That meant equality, ability
Tranquility, security, consequently
Not a word to be spoken lightly.

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