How many times Do I have to remind you That “later” is a misnomer? It never arrives. Later becomes now, Which becomes later, Which becomes tomorrow, Which becomes never. When will you understand That time is relative And nothing ever happens That you could not prevent? “Later” is a heartless word That forgets time and space And remembers the random thoughts Of man’s own inadequacies. Its is not a moment Or essence of being that Relates to here and now But a failing of human existence. Later is an absence of Adequacy in endurance, Tolerance for procrastination, Endurance of space, Resilience of excuses. Written for The Daily Post

Daily Prompt: You’re a Mean One, Mr. Grinch

What is your least favorite personal quality in others? Extra points for sharing your least favorite personal quality in yourself. You know those people who insist on arguing with you that they are right about something when they are clearly wrong?  I really dislike that trait in people.  For example, my ex-husband once insisted that Egypt was not in Africa.  Seriously?  Did he have a different map of the world from everyone else?  I also had an ex-boyfriend who insisted that the Virgin Mary was not the Immaculate Conception.  He believed that it was Jesus that was the Immaculate Conception.  It wasn’t until he went to college and learned studied Religions that he finally admitted that I was right.  People like that drive me crazy. This leads me to a quality in myself that I am not entirely happy with.  I tend to be argumentative.  It is hard for me to let go of an argument even when it is

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Daily Prompt: Festivus for the Rest of Us

You have been named supreme ruler of the universe. Your first order of business is creating and instituting a holiday or festival in your honor. What day of the year is your holiday? What special events will take place? Describe YOU DAY in as great a detail as you can muster: the special foods we’ll consume, the decorations we’ll use…everything.   Apparently this particular prompt is highly controversial among some of the writers here and I would like to take a moment to address this.  For some of them, they site religion as there basis for disapproval of this prompt.  Some religions do not believe in any holiday that does not specifically honor God.  Some others don’t believe in holidays of any kind.  For those people, I completely understand their disapproval and respect it.  But for those who simply disapprove because they believe the prompt is egotistical of a writer to place himself or herself as “supreme ruler of the

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Daily Prompt: Five Items

A classic question, revisited: what are the five items you must have on a deserted island?   I would tell you that I would want my children with me, but, let’s face it, if I was on a deserted island the last thing in the world I would want with me would be my children.  They would be annoying me left and right and I would probably try to find some way to hang myself just to get away from it.  I love my children, but I doubt they would do very well without technology. I would also say cell phone, but that would just be silly because I would assume there wouldn’t be a cell tower anywhere near a deserted island.  Besides, how would I charge he stupid thing? The question also specifically uses the word “items” so I would have to assume that putting my boyfriend on the list would be a no-no.  So, without further ado, here

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Daily Prompt: Hear No Evil

Tell us about a conversation you couldn’t help but overhear and wish you hadn’t.   Do you know those people who are permanently attached to their cell phones as they walk through the grocery store chatting away with their “friends” about all their other “friends” and you hear about everyone’s dirty laundry before you are done picking up the milk and bread that you ran in for?  Yeah, those people.  What is with them?  Is their conversation so important that they can’t call the person back after they are done with their errands?  And then they look at the cashier like the cashier is dumb or something when they are only doing their jobs by asking them basic questions. I seriously dislike those people.  And then they get behind the wheel and attempt to drive while drinking their hot coffee and changing the radio station and talking on the phone all at the same time and they are confused when

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