From above, the perfidious Shari realizes her life is no different from the random litter of decayed leaves and trash that lay below her.
Her soul feels dead.
She removes every trace of makeup from her cosmopolitan face.
She knows how draining it is to cover all the lines and lies
That play in her head.
With sharp scissors close to her head, slowly she snips.
Each lock of hair falls, like years of collected garbage…
quickly, she sweeps it all into the trash can.
She hears Leon Trotsky’s words reminding her,
“Life is not an easy matter…
You cannot live through it without falling into frustration and cynicism unless you have before you a great idea which raises you above personal misery, above weakness, above all kinds of perfidy and baseness.”
Sometimes if we look from above a great height, we may see unattractive spots in our own lives that need attention and cleaning up after.
As for Shari, life from above now means working hard to get her high school diploma and remain forever drug and alcohol free.
From above, how do you see life…as an easy matter to clean up or not?
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