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  • Writer's pictureAnne Sweet

Utter Uselessness

Utter uselessness

and empty headedness

without point or purpose

undriven in any direction.

A useless disgrace!

But what is that sudden

almost imperceptible


Aha! It is the Useless One

slipping behind the

curtain of convention,

and the directive

to always be useful,

to be full of purpose,

slipping behind the curtain

to luxuriate in uselessness

and glory in just Being!

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Apr 21, 2022

Well that and wanting 3 meals a day and a roof over my head. Hunger, thirst and the need for warmth stirs the ego into action, "Be still, be patient while observing my destitution my dear true self, you are in bliss but my pain is experiential, how we will laugh.....later.

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