Monday, March 7, 2011

Penance: March 4, 2011 - Identity

Prompt: Use a phrase you heard in casual conversation in a poem.

Source: None. Phrase: "Part of the problem is that you're human.Not by choice, you're just born that way." - My Philosophy professor

Response: Identity

Part of the problem
is that
you're human.
Not by choice
you're just born that way.
And, by being so very human,
you're subject
to both vice and viceroy.
The rest of the problem
is inherent
in you.
It's in the
nature and nurture and
chemical makeup of your every molecule.
It's the determinism
of your ice cream
and the penchant
you have for
pecan pie.
The problem is your
inborn tendency for alcoholism
and your talent for abstract reasoning.
The problem is you.

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