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Sunday
Jan022011

Sifting Through Idiots

 

the flour must be sifted

a lot of flour must be sifted

 

and all you've got is

this stupid rusty sieve you can't plug in

 
there isn't even a hand crank


 
no one's given you a deadline, but
you'd prefer to be done with it
 


you tap against the rim of the bowl
 
you tap a thousand times against the rim of the bowl

your feet start to hurt
so does your wrist 

the flour runs low now and then
you take a break

other times, there are bugs
 
you hear of others getting bugs
but you're not ready for yours
 
you're never quite ready for yours
 
 
so remind me again, what's the point?
 
 
you were told there might be a prize
 
 ...wait, might be a prize?
like a cracker jack box?

no, not like a cracker jack box
a cracker jack box guarantees a prize
 
 
so why am I sifting through all this flour?

 


because you don't want

 

a plastic ring
a fake tattoo
a thin red fortune teller fish

 

 

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As a post script to this perhaps silly little poem (which was in reaction to some recent 'blast from the past' encounters with idiots and conversations with friends about their dating experiences), I was reading an interesting interview in Marie Claire magazine a couple days ago with a woman who used to sell sex through Craigslist ads in New York.  She is now a teacher but is basically being suspended for writing about her past.  Among other things, she discussed how many of the male clients were normal professionals with nice apartments, and were very similar to anyone she would meet when she later tried online dating.  However, the two experiences were quite different... She made the surprising declaration that online dating was "much worse than prostitution".... 

 

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