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Clarification

Snort –
the best I ever heard
no one could replicate it – get close
it began as a boxing glove thump
ended with switchblade flick :
disdain,
futility
scorn,
disbelief,
non-verbal –
adjective, adverb, noun –
multitasking. It was a weapon
feared by all in the workplace
but the best was self-directed
at
a younger, more militant self
short haired
androgynously clothed on a demonstration March
“ wearing buttons protesting everything – including myself,”
a male bystander called out
“ are you a man or a woman ?
why, do you want to fuck, or do you want to fight?”

Author:

Most of my life has been spent on the bench, occasionally called into the game by extravagance or attenuation. Waiting has turned a loner into a recorder - nondescript and inconsequential, more not noticed than overlooked - the non-vantage point of children not yet considered old enough to understand. Orphaned Islands (Un)poetry is a lifetime of picking anecdotes up and not throwing them away. Stories collected like odds and ends placed in a box in the basement, the garage, the garden shed - uncertain as to what their use might be but knowing that one day there might be one.