Things to Cut Out of My Life

January 25th, 2008
people I never hear from unless they want something
meetings that last longer than 15 minutes
Breyer’s Vanilla & Guiseppe’s Pizza
staying in motion to cover up loneliness
spending money to cover up loneliness
plastic grocery bags and water bottles
worrying about the impression I make–it’s too late now
the impulse to own a juicer, an espresso machine or a panini grill
obsessive fear of products made in China–let ’em live, let ’em work
Bank of America, where nobody knows your name

2 Responses to “Things to Cut Out of My Life”

  1. Mayberry Magpie says:

    Okay you really got me with the staying in motion part. Ouch.

    Love the drawing.

  2. the saint says:

    i am looking to fit into those cutouts. in the world of espionage, i would be the transitional human character that neither knows the message sender nor the message recipient. The cutout disassociates the two parties.

    they become valuable simply by their lack of complexity. cutouts are easy.

    we are unreliable, not because of who we are, but because of what we can never be. a piece of chain holds hearts together. when a heart breaks away, the heart never falls in love with the chain. comprende’?