Tell Me The Story

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  1. 1 Miep O'Brien March 18, 2013 at 12:51 am

    It’s Possible

    It’s possible that I actually kind of 
    Like this.
    Prefer this.

    This strange isolation
    Surrounded by loyal pets
    And electronic music

    And plants of varying sorts.

    I’m kind of Lucky, you know.

    Alone, and yet not.

    With a modicum of unearned income
    I’m free to rot at will
    And contemplate Death
    At my leisure.

    It’s possible that I’m just tired of humans
    It’s also possible that I’m waiting for the next opportunity 
    For outrage
    Because despite all, I still seem
    To have friends
    Remote friends
    Faraway friends
    Runaway friends
    Human friends

    And I don’t want them hurt. I am still that much alive.
    I haven’t gotten that lost yet.

    Their loss
    My grief.
    Their pain
    My outrage.

    My home

    But I am
    too far away, and hopelessly feral.

    Still I know, and this is what matters,
    That I have a feral home here,

    And my friends are welcome
    Even if they were running and hiding
    Even if they turned up in the middle of the night,
    Over the fence, asking for hiding.

    You have shelter here. We are tired of this business of fear
    And saying no.

    You know the secret password. It’s about helping. 

    It’s about love.

    It’s about courage.

    Ultimately, nobody really needs to figure out the secret password.

    You’re the secret password.

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When I Worked

March 2013

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