Day 151: Something Short and Stupid
I wanted to write something short and stupid.
Because I don’t have much time to waste on anything resembling seriousness.
Something short and stupid like my hoodie as compared to the shirt underneath.
And the tail that protrudes from it.
I’m determined to write something short and stupid.
Like my temper whenever I have to repeat myself.
Or my stamina when I’m walking up stairs.
I told myself that I would write something short and stupid.
Like a 50° reprieve in the middle of February.
Or a walk to the flower shop, only to discover that it’s closed.
I bet by now, you’re expecting something short and stupid.
Like Tazawa’s 24/7 title run.
Or the fidget spinner fad.
I told Rachel that I wanted to write something short and stupid.
She suggested the cat.
While I understand that he is short, I wouldn’t go so far as to call him stupid.
But maybe the thoughts he has are short and stupid.
Like “I wish I could go in the closet”.
Or “Why does mint smell so good?”
The world goes crazy for something short and stupid.
Like a Tik-Tok video.
Or a toddler falling over.
All my life, I’ve been looking for something short and stupid.
Like the worlds best “Yo Mama” joke.
Or a pie in the face gag.
We always try to savor things that are short and stupid.
But the $50 truffle goes away in one bite.
And the gum’s flavor will never last.
No matter what, some things are doomed to be short and stupid.
Like the life of a moth.
Or my attention span when I’m watching a documentary about moths.
I never learned much from things that were short and stupid.
Like my maintenance job at Toys R Us.
Or my filmmaking career.
We always hope that things won’t be short and stupid.
Like an overhyped video game.
Or the Mariner’s playoff window.
I asked some people what they consider to be short and stupid.
It’s Monday Morning meetings.
And walks to the train in the snow.
Or the satisfaction after eating raisins.
It’s bed frames that constantly shatter your shin bone.
And BMX bikes.
Some short and stupid things can be the highlight of your day.
Like laying all cozy in bed on a Saturday morning before you realize that it’s Wednesday and you overslept.
Or an episode of The Eric Andre Show.
This could have been something short and stupid.
But now it’s gone on for too long.
Or maybe it wasn’t long enough.