Respect Others

Go Slowly
The sign says “Respect Others.”
It sounds easy enough 
but that all depends on how you define “others.”
This is not the first time a direction that sounds easy in theory 
becomes difficult in practice.
Do you feel disrespected?
A lot of us do, for a simple reason:
We are disrespected.
Most of us, as individuals, deserve disrespect sometimes but none of us do as members of a group.
A gentle reminder.
 

Go Slow

Published by mikepowernyc

Named one of New York's Best Emerging Poets 2019, my poetry chapbook The New Normal was published by Analog Submission Press. My novel The Zoo was published by Cacoethes Publishing House. Other poems and short stories have appeared in Subterranean Blue Poetry, The Journal of Microfiction, and Sick Lit Magazine, among others. Other works include a staged reading of my play Digging Up John Barrymore, performed by Dreamcatcher Entertainment, and five albums of original music recorded with my band Late Model Humans.

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