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Abasements

John Robert Colombo
unpublished


My wife wants to talk about pain, persistent, nagging pain.
My son wants to talk about his work, how decisive he is and how remunerated.
My daughter wants to talk about the need for more social services and the morality of such commitments.
My other son wants to talk about history and how knowledge of the past is difficult of access.
My mother wants to talk about my late father and how everything is just fine as it is.
My mother-in-law used to talk about how everyone and everything cheated her every day of her life.
My colleague wants to talk about how governments collude with corporations to undermine community values.
My friend wants to talk about stopping smoking and overeating and then retiring from his job.
My lover wants to talk about abasements and encroachments that occur on daily, weekly, monthly, and yearly bases.
My self, it wants (right now at least) to write about all the discontents, disorders, distrubances, and diseases that affect the people I love.




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