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Earning


quarterly profit from our misery

paid for by passing the torch

spent sitting on the front porch

Be who you want to be

Not who you are

Become that person by doing those things that that better version of you would do.

Have “the life you’ve always wanted.” Go ahead, go.

Ready set

Easy peasy, they said.

Two times in recent history (ancient history would be the days of my youth ), I’ve witnessed in print the declaration by women supposedly of my demographic (more on that later) that yes, in fact, they did have it all.

I didn’t stick around to find out the fucking imperative of a caveat like, but certainly not limited to, “the problem was what to do with it,” or equally as reprehensible,”But I just wasn’t happy.”

The resounding chatter from the committee in my head (you know the ones who update the mistakes made ticker tape spewing continuously forth from a dot matrix printer) enacts the dormant PRIMAL SCREAM policy although if I were to demonstrate, if might be received as a call to all crazies to meet for a smoke in the alley.

So instead, when I read, “I had it all/career, family, Buick” as the lead for their book, article, thesis, self-serving self-help romance novel

Instead of screaming the primal way

I curl up into a ball

And die

a little each time

By katherinewalker

Director, Writer, Producer
Nominated for two primetime Emmy's for the Apprentice
Emmy award winning episode The Amazing Race

Columnist, Editor, Grantwriter
UVa-B.A. English/History
VFS-Certificate Film
Conflict Resolution Mediator
Facilitator, State of Hawaii, DOJ
Published poet, filmmaker, photographer, music aficionado. Canoe paddler, horse wrangler, gem dealer, fixer, The Wolf.

https://about.me/katherine.walker

Katherine Walker
EP-Show Runner, Director www.imuafilm.wordpress.com
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Los Angeles, CA

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