Overshare TMI.

Dewey seems on every blog page
to be looking for someone to say,
Poor Lightfoot – how about a hug?

But it’s us, the reader, who will need a hug
after choking down
this orgy of self-congratulation and self-pity.

That’s what happens when immature writers write blogs:
They don’t realize an ordeal,
served up without perspective or perceptiveness,
is merely an ordeal.

Here’s a good rule of thumb:
If you didn’t feel you were discovering something
as you wrote your blog,
don’t publish it, Dewey.

Instead hit the delete key,
and then go congratulate yourself for having lived
a perfectly good, undistinguished life.

There’s no shame in that.


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