Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Small Bandages on Large Wounds


A tiny bandaid
the open jugular bleeds


Lexapro, Prozac, Lithium, Buspar
Freedom, Mania, Death and Despair
Natural Remedies
Count your blessings
Say a prayer
Get off your ass
Stop feeling sorry for yourself
Others are worse off
Get out there and help


Sometimes, a swift kick in the pants is more effective than sympathy. Other times, it's just a pain in the butt and wrinkles the clothes.


avery said...

Indeed. The longer we live, the more shit-storms seem to swirl our way. Just gotta wade through them and hope there's a break in the weather on the other side.

Kate S said...

Yep. I'm going to try to make this the last of my self-indulgent posts. :)

It's just where I was about nine o'clock this morning. Right now, I'm telling myself to get over it and move on. :)

SQT said...

I think we're all allowed to wallow once in awhile, it's just making a habit of it that's a problem.

Lucas Pederson said...

Funny, how life can twist and bite, huh? Funny, indeed.

Kate S said...

Sqt, I'm trying to kick the habit. :)

Yeah, unfortunately, not always funny-ha-ha, Lucas. :) Of course, when there's a down, there's also an up and vice-versa. I'm trying to cruise back up to the middle ground. :)

Charles Gramlich said...

I was thinking just today about this person I know who is constantly creating false drama, and I thought, if he'd had any real drama in his life he'd probably be sick of it and ready for some peace and quiet.

Travis said...

I have chronic dry skin. What does this have to do with today's topic, you say?

Well, I happened to glance at my right hand today and all of my knuckles were split and bleeding. And I thought...hmmmm...I can either cut my hand off and be done with this split knuckle bullshit, or I can put some medicated lotion on the dry skin, start drinking more water, and pay better attention to my nutrition so this doesn't keep happening.

I guess sometimes we just need to figure out the worse alternative and act accordingly to avoid it.

Christina said...

The first poem was so funny! I love when things make me laugh. It was very sarcastic and rather dark.

Steve Malley said...

"It can't rain all the time."

--Eric Draven

Susan Miller said...

Look how many of us connect with this, Kate. It's human, isn't it? And I think that it's nice to come here and connect with someone who is being real. What you call self indulgent posts are honest glimpses into your life. I adore your honesty and your struggle, your wins and your seeming defeats because you're not putting on a show for me. Just tell like it is, honey, because sometimes it just is that way and sometimes it isn't. No right or wrong. Just write.

Kate S said...

Charles, Travis, Christina, Steve and Susan - thank you all for your kind and helpful words. I actually got up this morning with the idea of deleting this entire post, but I guess I'll go ahead and leave it.