hate doesn't catalyze my creative processes
Muri’s “August Scavenger Hunt”
As much as I love Murisopsis (and I do!), I’m not actively participating in her “August Scavenger Hunt” because I’ve been keeping myself busy by striving to get through an entire year’s worth of #APoemADay on my Twitter account, on top of responding to the three weekly prompts served to us at the d’Verse Poet’s Pub. (I’ve written enough micropoems to get me to the beginning of October so far… But I still have nearly three months to go).
However, my current series of seven micropoems for #APoemADay overlaps with Muri’s “Scavenger Hunt” so I have written this hay(na)ku about hate (#4 in the Scavenger Hunt), which is something that I certainly wouldn’t have done otherwise… cuz hate is something I almost never actively think about.
I mean, don’t get me wrong – as a Jew, I am all too aware of the existence of ‘hate’ in the world, given my people’s history… but it’s simply not something that I can relate to on a personal level, other than as a potential target of it… And, even then, I haven’t experienced very much antisemitism in my personal life. Most of the time, I just think of hatred as something that’s been baked into cake of the human condition; something undying that continues to drag too many down and destroy their lives; something that will only damage me spiritually if I focus on it.