shoulder tapped again (LGASS part 2)…

shoulder tapped again

even if what
hippies say is true
(i’m pretty sure it ain’t)
& we’re all cosmically
connected to god’s
big toe on his left
foot, i can’t see how
answering the question
you’re about to ask
can cost me anything
but time and maybe
500 bucks.

even if i
support your
teenage efforts to
pick up a pack of
Camels or a case
of beer, you’re
five years late
askin’ me.

even if you
ain’t found the store
(there’s always one)
that won’t hassle you
for details like
formal identification
or questions of
relative experience,
i assure you they’re open.
it’ll be easier on us
both; you’ll get
what you want
& i won’t feel bad
about not helping
a stranger in need.

“man, you’re a
real asshole. thanks
for nothin’.”

even if he’s
right, i wanna tell the kid
“don’t get fooled
so easily by appearance”
but he’s already gone.
some kids learn harder
than others.

nothing ’bout gettin’
along in the universe
is as easy as it
might otherwise be.


That came out much faster than I thought it would. (Insert ‘that’s what she said joke’ in the comment section.) Two options for part 3, that might take more time to decide where we go from here.

18 Responses to “shoulder tapped again (LGASS part 2)…”

  1. No, few things are easy, but often things are a lot simpler than they seem.
    Awaiting part three … 🙂

  2. true words…
    free flow.
    love it.

  3. And triumph comes with intellect – and words with meanings open to interpretation.

    • Not too get all full of myself for a change, but intellect isn’t the problem… or maybe it is. That would explain a lot. Always good to hear from ya, hope all is well.


      (ps – everything is open to interpretation. just my 2 cents.)


      • And so it was foretold, the pen would be mightier than the sword. In times of trouble those with peaceful hearts who had the smarts developed their own tactics for survival. Best wishes with all your non-internet tasks!

      • They have been excellent. I needed to unplug, I devour myself without unhooking for a minute or two. Hope all’s well con tu as well.


  4. I’m pretty sure I had this exact conversation with a kid not long ago – or something close to it. Makes me think about adolescence again, and about my own “gettin along in the universe.” Thanks for posting!

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