The head of a company survived 9/11 because
His son started kindergarten.
Another fellow was alive because it was
His turn to bring donuts.
One woman was late because her
Alarm clock didn’t go off in time.
One was late because of being stuck on the NJ Turnpike
Because of an auto accident.
One of them
Missed his bus.
One spilled food on her clothes and had to take
Time to change.
Car wouldn’t start.
Get a taxi.
The one that struck me was the man
Who put on a new pair of shoes that morning,
Took the various means to get to work but before.
He got there, he developed a blister on his foot.
He stopped at a drugstore to buy a Band-Aid.
That is why he is alive today..
Now when I am
Stuck in traffic,
Miss an elevator,
Turn back to answer a ringing telephone…
All the little things that annoy me,
I think to myself,
This is exactly where
I’m meant to be
At this very moment
I don’t believe that cis straight men “mature slower” than women…I just think that men aren’t constantly burdened and pressured with the idea that they will one day be responsible for another person’s life in the same way women are…so the pressure to be considerate, emotionally accommodating, and understanding the importance of symbiotic and interdependent relationships are lost on them until much later, if ever….
Please don’t ever think Hispanic people are not a minority and don’t need to be protected from racism and the way they’re represented in media
We are not cleaning ladies, we are not alcoholics, we do not mow your lawn, we are not exotic sexy mysteries for your white ass to unlock the secrets of