The second commandment: Never summarize yourself

“Describe yourself in some words!”
Beware of those who ask you that!
They don’t understand that you’re not a thing that can be briefly described
in ten wrods
That you are not a short story that can be briefly summed up
without any rememberance
That your troubled movement through the universe cannot be briefly reduced
to a good phrase.

If you really want to know me
Say goodbye to everything you love
Sit in a chair the next night
Take a glass of wine in your hand
and listen to “A change is gonna come”
with your eyes closed
trying to smile.

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