It’s not secret that I struggle to stay organized
No, really, ask anybody who knows me well
They will tell you that I’m great, that I listen
That I am, at times, the most thoughtful person they know
Still, it remains no secret that I can’t keep my shit together
Which is why I’ve compiled a list, called:
My most egregious offenses to basic housekeeping:
Item one, DVDs never make it back into their cases
Shit gets scratched
Item two, the thick layer of dust on everything in my room
Item three, I never separate the unwashables
You know what I’m talking about
Things like pens, important pieces of paper,
worst of all, fucking burt’s bees chapstick
You would have thought I’d have learned my lesson
especially after I destroyed Pokémon Yellow when I was eight
But no, every time I open the dryer, some sad treasure awaits
A check that can never be deposited
Quarters that used be in a roll
The house key none of us could find
And, of course, burt’s bees
I’m sure I’m not alone when I say I wish I could wash men out of my life
unlike and the same way the pens and papers go
I would fold your picture eight times and forget you were in my pocket
Which is fine because, by the time everything is clean,
you are no longer.
Surely messy people aren’t the only ones capable of negligence
so monumental we lose our grudges, our sorrows, and disappointments—
and it all comes out in the wash?
One day we must ask the question, ‘Why are there forty million poor people in America?’ And when you begin to ask that question, you are raising questions about the economic system, about a broader distribution of wealth. When you ask that question, you begin to question the capitalistic economy. And I’m simply saying that more and more, we’ve got to begin to ask questions about the whole society. We are called upon to help the discouraged beggars in life’s market place. But one day we must come to see that an edifice which produces beggars needs restructuring. It means that questions must be raised. You see, my friends, when you deal with this, you begin to ask the question, ‘Who owns the oil?’ You begin to ask the question, ‘Who owns the iron ore?’ You begin to ask the question, ‘Why is it that people have to pay water bills in a world that is two thirds water?’ These are questions that must be asked.
Badass Bridge of the Day: The Moses Bridge, as its name suggests, is pedestrian bridge that creates the illusion of walking through water — in this case, the West-Brabant waterline near Fort de Roovere in the Netherlands.