“I Am Unsurprised” Tanka 2206


(December 14, 2018)

I am unsurprised

the scared are so adamant

I should be ‘fraid too!

Learned all about shitlessness

long ‘go at Parris Island!

*(The Sanford, Florida movie trick of hiding my eyes behind and below my scruched-up knees to the before-seat just never seemed applicable while wearing a green picklesuit called utilities at the Marine Corps’ eastern recruit depot.  Hiding one’s eyes behind nearly-closed fingers, too, was contraindicated.)

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