“A DIFFERENCE IN DEFERENCE”

Self deprecation
does not equate
to self pity.

The former is closer
to a morose masturbation
of grammatical mechanics;
a well engineered
gag on your own ego.
The later is just
a pathetic plea
for sympathy.

If you confuse the two,
I feel sorry for you,
but
especially for myself.

narrative poem written on 10-02-2013 by: on mattkane.com
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