I posted a nude selfie –
With me giving the finger –
But with my face all covered –
In many symbolic ways –
That was how I dealt with my
Employer’s stupid request –
To censor myself online!
05.07.16 – 08.15.16
Copyright by Minh Tan on listed dated of completion.
Notes to this poem…
Somebody was trying to get to me for being right in a meeting and making them look bad, since they were the supposed expert who got exposed for parading nonsense to have people believe they were the expert. They complained about some content in my poetry and annotations and got my employer to ask me to do something about it.
Well, let’s just say if I were willing to associate my name with it in public like in this blog that is easily identifiable as being mine, it’s nothing to be embarrassed or ashamed about! Somebody was just being pissy knowing this was part of my world and fun and wanted to impact it.
I complied, but I also went on a writing vengeance streak that has seen my output from the previous 19 years more than double in less than half a year! I write out of pride and having something to express, not for their sake, but guess who’s wasting a lot of time reading through all my writing as a result, in hopes of finding something further to complain about to get me into more “trouble”?
My writing joy is tormenting them like you wouldn’t believe! 😉
I posted said photo online in somewhere this person wasn’t looking, anonymously, just to push my limits for having my tame limits pushed back by a cry baby with personal issues. Be careful what you do against me cause you don’t always want to know the consequences, lol.
The O-series of poems are one stanza poems composed before I got onto writing haiku and tanka, and short poetry while in action or traveling by select means like plane or ferry. These poems are 3-9 lines long with at least one rhyming couplet, and not of the short forms just mentioned. For the sake of elegance, I just called the collection One.
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