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Kate Emfinger

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United States
True story...most grown-ups don't actually know what they're doing and/or why they're doing it. We make it up as we go along.
December 20, 2018
Pasadena, United States

We the people of the United States of America...

Think Trump is an idiot. Our voting process is well overdue for an overhaul. The majority did NOT vote for him.

Hillary Clinton was not a better option. I did not vote for either of them...most Americans are stubborn and would rather complain about “the two party system” than promote and vote for a third party, of which there are a number of options. But I did use my vote! Which is more than many who are capable of voting can say themselves, who would also rather complain about things.

CHRISTMAS FLOWERS
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January 17, 2018
 



A charade of phrase
Can cause malaise
If of shoddy construct.

Word spew like from a shrew
Can skew your efforts
To provide the right product.

On favored days
Find the ways
To dignify your write.

You're beautiful
Even when you're cynical
Just be true before you become trite.

ALMOST FAMOUS
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December 25, 2017
 

A temper tantrum
Will reverse the spectrum
From ROY G BIV
To "Where's the shiv...?"

A selfish cry
Poor me, oh why?
Will specialize
In your demise

Life is amusing
Though we are losing*
(To borrow the phrase,
But I want it to phase)

Simply, love.

Only then will you rise above.




* "Carry On My Wayward Son" by Kansas guitarist Kerry Livgren

ORIGINAL
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December 13, 2017
Pasadena, United States

A thoughtless mind
Sweet like tamarind
A carefree approach
Like a salt bath soak
To refresh one’s soul
After time’s taken toll...

TIS THE SEASON
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November 4, 2017
Pasadena, United States


Restore
Revise
Revitalise

You’re here
Beware
But don’t despair

Love and live
Live and give
Give and have

Bless
Become
Believe

You’re human.

CELEBRATE ART
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October 16, 2017
Pasadena, United States

  
As I lay here....

...in so much physical pain.
...in so much mental pain.
...in so many tears.
...in so much downward spiral.

I wanted you to be my heroine...
I would’ve taken compassion and understanding in a heartbeat.
Or even simply being treated with dignity.

Instead...

I’m wishing you’d just shoot me.

Constantly putting me in that position while I’m at my weakest...
Just shoot me. Please...

I can’t do it anymore.

I’m asking kindly.

WHO DARES TO DISTURB ME
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October 15, 2017
Pasadena, United States

What am I supposed to do?

We need to talk.

I know I’ve been trouble before. That’s why I quit drinking. It’s not been easy. The bottle calls my name. Regularly.

I’ve been working on myself.

Now it’s you. You haven’t been working on you. You say “You’re on,y 30. You don’t know what addiction is really like.” I saw you write a story and somebody wanted to film it. And then this morning I heard you say “I’m not going. It’s dumb.” From behind the locked door. 36 hours after you abandoned me, accused me of cheating, and had me on the floor ready to hit me once I got home.

I’m pretty sure I know what addiction is like.

Your mom loves you,  but knows what it’s like to live with an alcoholic (...

ORIGINAL
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September 8, 2017
Pasadena, United States

I was helping a man eat today.
Many of his muscles are contracted,
he can't swallow to great...

sucks his juice right down.

His food must be puréed. So I show him the food and take a guess as to what is this blended stuff is if they don't have legible note card with it.

He was eating and drinking well. And then he seemed to get slower...more slow...asked about his juice, he likes that stuff. Then his apple juice was gone. A few more bites, clean plate. His eyes welled up with tears on the last few bites...and he just looked sad. At one point I wondered if he was asking me to 'please help'...I had a hard time trying to make it out.

One rolled out.

PARDON DAY
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September 7, 2017
Pasadena, United States

You think you're special?

FYI Nobody likes sitting in traffic. Being a dick because you're mad about other people being on the road at the same time as you?

You should reconsider getting behind the wheel of a powerful and lethal machine if other people on the road driving other powerful lethal machines at the same time as you pisses you off that much.

Take the bus. You can get more work done that way anyway.

PARDON DAY
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September 7, 2017
Pasadena, United States

What a long, strange journey it's been.

No, seriously.

Relationships. Need I say more?

It's confusing what people get upset over sometimes. I don't understand much about several faces of jealousy. Or why some things suddenly become complicated when they don't have to be.

It's distracting to be on either side of always digging to find something, anything, to be mad about.

Do I misunderstand the term "love"?

Why do people want to argue about most anything...it's exhausting. And what's the point?

PARDON DAY
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