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Gratitude List Poem

I’m grateful for: Not seeing any gratitude lists today because I’m usually not on them. The pinch of a biting mosquito The feverish temper of a hungover boss The grand humility of Donald Trump How easy it is to understand Ezra Pound The well-known soothing brush of hot air on a mid-August Phoenix late-Afternoon Hungry sharks while surfing AND sarcasm The vicious unpredictability of my once young mother’s rage My father’s mental absence because of his obsession with sports The ongoing sufferings of my mental illness My gender identity issues that always circle back around My belly being so large I can barely tie my shoelaces Financial instability Government corruption AND fear The gentle end to the recession My job that overlooks my inadequacies Economic growth in light of current political conditions God’s forgiveness My cat’s affection regardless of how often I’m not at home My physical health Gifts in spite of a lack of obedience AND Grace All the many possibilities God’s favor Relationship opportunities Sexual activity nearing Pleasant distractions Distant escapes A professor that gives me good grades AND hope

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