the books inside my mind the words i heard that made me feel good or bad chances i had to speak when i didn’t and chances i didn’t have to speak because my mind was not packaged properly my propensity to paternalize my priorities the unsaid uglies the lethal looks the power of the purse strings the patronizing patriarchy the realness of rape the consequential consequences the existential enigma the hypocritical your not my type hype

Note to Note is a daily exercise in observing, witnessing, taking note of something, someone, some thought. The effort is inspired by the prodigious telephone poems of the great poet Pedro Pietri. I heard him read many of those short and often humorous poems, and saw the great big book he read them from. Yet to be published in full, you can find some of his telephone poems in an anthology of his poetry, Pedro Pietri, Selected Works recently published by City Lights Books. And perhaps one day these notes of mine will find their way in to print, but you can indulge yourself right here, right now, for nothing but your valuable time.

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