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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

Copyright © | Year Posted 2017




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