All for freedom and for pleasure
Nothing ever lasts forever
Hi Poetry Readers!
To paraphrase (badly) Tears for Fears, we all want to reign over our domain.
I don’t believe that most people want to rule the world. Sure, there are plenty of egomaniacal billionaires, would-be tyrants, and actual dictators who truly crave domain over as many people as possible.
Most of us want the autonomy to live our lives and to do our work. By work, I don’t mean job. I mean something that feels like your calling, something you love to do and can’t stop yourself from thinking about. For some, work and job coexist—but for most of us, there’s a gap.
The trick is to keep the gap narrow enough so that you can easily travel between your tide pool kingdom and whatever work you must do to pay your bills and care for your loved ones.
Weirdo Poetry is a reader-supported publication. It only exists because of the generosity of readers like you! Your $5 allows me to narrow the gap between my tide pool kingdom (poetry) and everything else. If you’re already a paying subscriber, thank you!
Be the weird you want to see in the world!
P.S. A great three minutes and ten seconds: