hi mom / one country, ‘tis of thee / banana

held back
though you wanted
the best
i never
felt that.

i am not one to be proud of
nor am i proud of myself
knowledge of self
leads to health and wealth

but i need help.

things change, and
i will always love you
moommy soommy.
________

the source of
your love and
your betrayal
an accurate portrayal
of a naval sabotage
though debatable.

a loop tied
is difficult to undo
but in due time…

…who am i kidding?

________

anna banana.
please watch me
my favorite sister
not a day goes by
that i don’t miss ya…

the part of me that is gone
is that part that stays
i don’t pray much
but…

i don’t know.

|the kid|

Bow

Bow

A Shot of Jeju from Above

A Shot of Jeju from Above

Myeongdong, a place of life

The Little Things (part 2)

Power

Power

To the heavens

To the heavens

ray rice and the overarching domestic violence issue.

Bleh.

I’m sure that, at this point, everyone in the free world with internet and news access has likely seen or heard about Ray Rice’s thunderous knockout of his then-fiancée and current wife, Janay Palmer.  The fucking President of the U.S. of A. even chimed in on it, saying that “hitting a woman is not something a real man does.”

Damn, Ray, the goddamn leader of the free world just called you out on that shit.  He said you’re not a real man.  Ooooh…

But the bigger question is…

What is a real man?  And why is there so little backlash when acts of violence are committed against men?

According to this article, 40% of domestic violence cases (in the UK, at least) involve female-on-male abuse.  After scrolling through the myriad comments posted below on that site, I’ve found that many attribute it to a female supremacy movement of some sort, and I would personally disagree with that.

In societies like America’s and the UK’s, males are taught from the very beginning that violence against women is deplorable (which it is) and that it should never happen under any circumstance (even if the circumstance is life-threatening).  The result of such mental conditioning is that when men are put into a compromising situation in which a woman exacts violence upon them, the acts seen as innocuous and incomprehensible … and funny.  ”You’re a fucking man; a woman can’t possibly do anything to hurt you,” people often think.  The cops and the courts turn a blind eye to it because you have a dick.  Thus, the beatings continue, and absolutely no one’s morale improves.

What people need to realize is that, no matter the gender who is receiving the beatdowns, assaults fucking suck.  You want that dude to be a “real man,” as people say?  Be a real woman.

Men should not provoke women, and vice versa.   Women want equality, right?  Don’t do crazy shit and expect preferential treatment when the repercussions start raining down.  Men generally are physically stronger than women, but if you provoke a man violently and think, “Gee, this guy can’t possibly hit me, because VAGINA JUSTICE SHIELD!"  Nah, you gonna get decked.  Why?  Equal rights, bitch.  You earned that punch.

Humans, stop launching fists at each other, especially if you live in the same house.  It doesn’t end well.

|the kid|

reversed roles.

when what’s up is down

the thing of which you
once dreamt
is now your nightmare.

when the thing you love
is the source of your hate
and the thing you strive to forget
is your most frequent memory.

what seems real
is fake
and the motherfucking
cake is a lie.

|the kid|

The Cops

The Cops