Week 16 – Karma #1

Social Payback

I faced the day, strangely alone.

The silence that surrounded me made me uneasy – I was used to the drone of the city, even though I didn’t like it.

Out on the balcony, I stared into the sun, and allowed its warmth to penetrate my bones.

I figured I’d take a ride on my bike on this glorious day – but only after I finished my morning routine.

So I got down to it –

Tai chi – breakfast – CNN – ESPN

Then I worked some:

I posted pictures of people in compromising positions – it was funny, it was damaging, and it was damn mean!

But that’s how I made my living, and I was fine with that.

This morning’s photos were particularly evil, and I laughed my ass off.

I was fueled by bitterness and coffee.

When I finished my morning work, I got dressed and prepped to ride.

I hopped on my bike and pedaled down the road.

At 10 miles, I turned around to come home.

The energizing and warming sun stared me in the face.

I never saw that turtle in the middle of the road, and swerved to avoid hitting it.

Ass over tea kettle I rolled down the hill – into days old swamp water.

My tires were tacked, and my shorts were torn.

Soaked and reeking, I slowly walked my bike back home – my ass hanging out for the world to see.

Based on the waves and car horns beeping, I reckoned everyone was having a laugh on me –

And then, there I was on Facebook, Instagram, and Snapchat…

The butt – if you will – of the meanest comments…

Karma.