Poetry Issue 21

ISSUE 21 : JANUARY-JUNE 2015

Carlos Quijon, Jr.

Object Lessons

5.

Let us look at this life objectively. To understand life objectively. It takes me a complete hour to admit to a fault. It takes me a minute to claim victory. In the next three hours, I will tell you how my day transpired. In the next minute I will give you a reason why I am late. In theory, I will believe you. Every week I wipe off my table. Every week I count how many times I pay attention. Every week I plan to read three books and bail on the third one. Every week I ask a question about you. Every week I prefer not to give you credit. Every week, in exasperation.

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