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You Are Not What You Think  3/7/2022 11:56Pm PST


you are not what you think
your thoughts
sometimes
you are not what you think

sometimes others thoughts
got stuck there
like a fish bone in the throat
like a glob of discarded hair
stuck in the drain of your mind
clogged
you are
with other thoughts and
the thoughts of others

you are not what you think
on  your own worst day of thoughts
or even on your best of best days
are you somewhere in between
and which words belong in
your quotations
your dialog

you are not what you think
maybe you deserve better than
your own too-often harsh assessments
those assessments being those of others too
that is what others do
make their minds up for you
when they shouldn't
where they have no business
but still intrude

when your Mother
when your Father
when one of you finicky fickle peers
made a sentence and
spit it out and it
spilled all over you

you are not their words
and their words
are not your thoughts
and you are free now
i release you
to think differently
if you should chose to chose

this is the good news
you
my dear dear
are not what you think
you are what you live
you are what you do
and you are how you treat others
who would place their thoughts like a table cloth
all over you

curious isn't it
this paradigm
this puzzle of circumstances too

you are not what you think
you have the right to choose
don't you?


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WRITTEN DIRECTLY TO THE PAGE...3/7/2022 11:56PM PACIFIC STANDARD TIME
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