Me and my oldest son just got through mowing my oldest child’s lawn. Hers is a complicated story which she has banned me from telling. Anyway the backyard is done and I brought home her weedeater to see if we can respool it with string. Right now I’m in my backyard, fighting off the gnats and dodging the sunshine. I stole three chicken nuggets from my son’s happy meal after we were done. But now I’m getting a little hungry, so I asked my wife to make me a turkey sandwich.
I try to stay as uncomplicated as I can. As I’ve grown older I’ve learned the least complicated I stay the better. That’s why instead of fiddling around with that weed eater spool, I saved the job for my youngest. He’s getting pretty good at figuring shit out. Plus in my own sneaky way I’m trying to work on his self confidence. With a little breeze stirring from the south and east, I catch a damn cardinal flying out of the corner of eye. Usually when you see one, there’s usually another one around somewhere. I’m not a big fan of Cardinals or Bluejays for that matter. They often act like big bullies when they hang out around the bird feeder.
In a community where we are all supposed to get along. For whatever reason certain individuals believe themselves to be better than most. That by some “divine intervention”, they believe themselves to be “enlightened”. Just because they drive a better truck or they inherited their Granddaddy’s timber claim. Whatever the reason, education or membership in the right click, we all have rules to abide by. For no one is above the law. But like I said, we got our bullies and they think it’s their God given right to rule as they see fit.
But I try and to not be that complicated. Oh I have my opinions, but there left said to just a handful. In a country where we all are supposed to be able to live free and happy. Most women, minorities, the poor, and the gender fluid are treated like second class citizens. Yet among us are many led blindly like pigs to the slaughter, never understanding they to are just part of the game.
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