Way Out

by Hakim


I painted myself into a corner and wrote my way out 

"My rent is due, what the hell will I DO! I have no doe and its 2 weeks to payday!" 

So I wrote a post-dated check

See how that works?

I painted myself into a corner and I wrote myself out.

Y*HOO Instant Messenger: 

CALILUV writes: So are you ready to see me? 

HAKIM: Sure

CALILUV: LOL, donít sound so enthusiastic, I think the long distance thing could work

HAKIM: when are you coming again? 

CALILUV: Monday : )

HAKIM: Mondayís bad for me, my Daddy died. 

--CALILUV has logged offó

See how that works?

I painted myself into a corner and wrote my way out 

Work Email From Boss: I want the work done NOW! 

CC: Friendly Co-worker

My Reply: what a fucking asshole }:o^

SEND TO ALL

I wrote my resignation.

See how that works?

I painted myself into a corner and wrote my way out. 

To My Love, 

Roses are red, Violets are blue

The sweetest thing Iíve ever known

And love is YOU!

Six month later: 

Dear Jane, 

This is not going to work out. Its been real 

Maybe one day we can be friends.

Take Care. 

See how that works? 

Often times I paint myself into a corner and I write to vent 

and sort of conversate with myself to figure things out. 

And slowly the paint begins to dry and I comprehend a little more of what everythingís about.

I think Iíve painted myself into every corner of this thing called life as if a house. 

And Iíve always written a new direction, reasoning or route. 

I mean, the things you read above a both silly and light hearted

But if you read some of the things Iíve graphed, you wouldnít dare to laugh. 

At a time of frustrated adolescence Iíve written a suicide note

Iíve even written wish letters to God or the Devil-- via some dead folks. 

Iíve written how I wanted to hurt people who hurt me

Everything from homophobic opinions to conspiracy theories. 

But now I write to you--Iíve grown, and to each his own

And I still write to help heal, from short stories to heartfelt poems. 

Iíve painted myself into a corner because of things I say and do 

And if all else fails just walk across the painted cornersÖYou can always get new shoesÖ

See how that work? 


Way Out by Hakim

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