Sketches – 42

What do you see out there?

I see a world with less drama in it,
And I want to live there

I thought drama was
Supposed to be good for you –
You know, cathartic

You are thinking of Greek tragedy, not
Drama of the kind I’m talking about –
This kind of drama makes me want to
Gouge my eyes out,
Like Oedipus

Oedipus? Sounds complex.

Was tragic.

What’s been going on?

It’s stuff over at
House of Kindness.
With some of the other

There’s drama at
The homeless shelter?
And it’s not
The actual homeless doing it?

That pretty much
Sums it up.
That’s why I am looking
Out this window
At rain

What is the drama about?

It is about stupid,
Is what it is.
It has to do with
Who gets to park
In the director’s spot
When she’s not there

You are fighting over
At the homeless shelter?

I’m not fighting about it —
Half the time,
You drop me off.

What difference does it make?

Good question.
No answer.
It’s about stupid,
Like I said.
Drama sucks.

The people there
Have been sleeping on sewer grates

Yes, you’d think the workers
Would have more perspective.

Didn’t Aristophanes
Write a comedy where
Homeless people go on strike
To protest bad drama
Or something?

Oh, yes, I remember that one.
I think it’s called
“The Numskulls”

House of Kindness…


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