Saturday 11/19/2005 12:47:00 AM

I used to have a t-shirt that read Carpe Diem. Seize the Day. I got it round about the eighth grade and by the time I was 30 it was virtually unwearable. That's what I need again. A shirt that says something like that. A shirt that quotes the movie "Dead Poets Society". Because I've never opted to belong to any kind of group, but that;s a group I've always, involuntarily belonged to nevertheless.

Carpe Diem. Seize the moment before it's gone.

In many ways that's what I've always done. The moment just never seized back.

You can grab whatver you want, but that doesn't mean it'll grab back. Doesn't mean it won't sue you for sexual harrassment.

Carpe Diem I've done. Really. I've seized the day on many occasions. And been seized by the realization that choice can only take you so far. At some point it's always up to someone else.

And after that your only choice left is to choose again. Even if you choose nothing at least you've chosen.

Even if all your choices turn out to be wrong. At least they were yours.

Carpe Diem. Seize the day or be seized by it.

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