Some People Are Assholes (1986)

Some People Are Assholes - drawing by Harvey Dog 2020 for the 1986 poem "Some People Are Assholes".

Some people have opinions about
every god-damned thing
underneath the fucking sun,
I have no time for opinions
from capitalist sexist assholes,
for they are the worse sort of
opinions I hear.

“A woman’s place is at home.”
“A woman’s only good for fucking.”

Yeah. Right.

Some people don’t know
when to shut their fucking mouths.

There was one person I know
who had an opinion about everything,
of course, he was always right.

He hated me, I hated him.
mutually disrespectful assholes
sitting around hating each other.

When I meet an asshole who happens to be rich
I thank the Lord I’m poor and struggling.
That doesn’t mean I won’t drink his beer.

I’m not stupid.

Summer, 1986
Accepted for publication in Alternative Fiction & Poetry – NY – April 1988

Acceptance Letter from “Alternative Fiction & Poetry”

Some People Are Assholes - Acceptance Letter for the poem from "Alternative Fiction & Poetry" April 1988

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