I had to laugh. I was walking down avenue P (not a metaphor of any kind, I was actually walking down avenue P) when I received a text telling me to uncover the mirrors in my life because a co-worker had just been given the promotion I had been working towards and in my mind deserved. Now I was told that I should congratulate this person (to whom I have spoken with at most, 100 words in my life) for his success.

Now I was told that I should congratulate this person (to whom I have spoken with at most, 100 words in my life) for his success.

I had to laugh at the absurdity of it all.

I know now that this is all a prank being pulled on me. A joke being told to a joker.

This world is truly upside down, backwards and actuality has been compromised by a bizarro reality.

A joke being told to a joker.

It’s a virus being passed around and it causes distorted truths. Air is like water to the deep breath, water like fire for the thirsty and the sun shines darkness to the Earth.

Air is like water to the deep breath, water like fire for the thirsty and the sun shines darkness to the Earth.

We have been hypnotized.

Brainwashed and zombified into walking these streets expecting fresh air and sunshine only to be met by this wet darkness.

Empathy is a hashtag and a posted call for prayers.

Violence is expected and peace will never be true.

It’s gone and it’s been gone for a while.

I’m just riding the F train (again, no metaphors here as I am literally on the F train) shaking my head and thoroughly convinced the puppet master is playing a joke on me.

We are so much more than we or anyone else can fathom.

We are doctors, lawyers, lovers, artists, walkers, sleepers, watchers, doers, eaters, fathers, mothers, children, grandchildren, hoisters of our flags, singers, chefs, sun bathers, showerers, word creators, social network butterfly’s hoping to be discovered, unemployed dreamers, resume writers and loners who avoid crowds.

We are vicious people, loving people, animal eating, tree hugging pescatarians, carnivores and cannibals of sorts.

We are lovers of peace but hate that we must wage war to preserve that peace.

We are God fearing, loving atheists and believe in talking to ourselves asking for guidance from a higher power who we have never seen or exchanged words with.

We are abstainers who choose to participate in our own terms and arena.

We are arm chair umpires who know in our heart we can do it all better.

We are dreamers who live each day in rote fashion because we just don’t have the energy anymore to fight.

We are broke yet feel richer than Kings when we are surrounded in our world.

We are searching for answers within the questions and climbing mountains without any shoes.

We are pressure cooking our brains and somehow we live to tell the tales.

We are poets, storytellers and love way too intensely.

We see beauty in the mundane, yet feel as if we are lost in a junkyard with all exits chained shut.

We are race car drivers in traffic jams and we are airplane pilots with a fear of heights.

We can change the world but we cannot pay our bills.

We are headlines without a front page and a ball game with no balls in sight.

We are who we are and that means so much to the ones who matter.

We love life and we want to live it beyond society’s barricades.

Do I make myself clear? Because I am confused.

I am a contradicted man without limitations. Thank you.