Whoppers

There is immense freedom in not having
a reputation to protect. Always analyzing
everything because you’re this or that is
an itsy bitsy life, even if everybody thinks
you’re a big shot. Better to stop now before
the kids move out or you find a lump or worse.
Return again to your forgotten love – you.
There’s nothing to defend there, never was.
We need more whoppers, people who bet they
are ample for the day simply by being themselves
(this of course in a not too dramatic way).
The ones who love you have always wished for
you something more; this is what that is.
 

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2 Comments

  1. Ann Voskamp on January 14, 2013 at 1:49 pm

    This unexpectedly spilled something in me.

  2. Mary Shaver on January 15, 2013 at 11:53 pm

    I needed this today, John Blase. Thank you.

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