We see what we want to see
what we are programmed to see
rather than what we are afraid to see
or have been taught not to see
whether it is the burned skin on his shoulder
or smell of last night’s alcohol still blistering her burp
we thinks it’s love when we wrap the shawl around him
or offer an altoid to cover mouth perfume at coffee fellowship time
Why don’t we open our hearts to see what is there, instead?
to wipe clear the opinions, the dogmatic rule making (or breaking)
the lines distinguishing them and us and you and me and they
as we look down the arrow our noses make when superiority
and tsk tsk tsk smell so much worse than stale beer and
Julie Jordan Scott is a writer, creative life coach, speaker, performance poet, Mommy-extraordinaire and mixed-media artist whose Writing Camps and Writing Playgrounds permanently transform people's creative lives. Watch for the announcement of new programs coming Fall and Winter, 2014 and beyond.
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