Sonnet: Look at Our Reality, Dude

You know you’re in a foul and rotten mood
When you respond to Rumi with, “Bite me.”
Look around at our reality, Dude.
Times I think you’re happy just to spite me.
An orgasm ain’t going to pay the bills.
And the economy says “no” to dreams.
We rant and we march while the rich man chills.
Echo is the sole result of our screams.
But if we don’t choose death, then we must live.
And stop daydreaming of wine and of roses.
Forget our income and learn how to give.
Appreciate what’s under our noses.
And stop judging ourselves and finding fault.
Enjoying life before it reaches “halt.”
by Susan B. Reinhard

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  1. i say “bread and roses”

    i do not think all we get is an echo

    we should not stop judging ourselves

    otherwise- i like the bite me/spite me

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