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Mapping You Isn’t the Right Thing to Do by Paula Puolakka

Paula Puolakka | Apr 29th, 2020 | poetry | No Comments

Poem

It’s impossible to fully understand another human being.
We don’t even know ourselves.

The famous (or is it notorious) Ted Bundy told everybody
that they should ask “why” when digging deep into his actions.

No, no, no. Never ask “why” since it starts an emotional and a mental hunt
without the prey, catch, or kill.

Mapping you isn’t the right thing to do, but if we really must (if we are unable
to search our blind spots,) then we should ask “how.”

How is it possible for you to function the way you do in this society?
How could we stop the endless flow of greed, hate, scorn, and brutality?

Poet Bio

Paula Puolakka is a Beat poet, writer, and MA (History of Science and Ideas) whose latest work can be found through The Burgundy Zine, Jerry Jazz Musician, Fewer Than 500, Brave & Reckless, and Nine Muses Poetry.

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