absolute absurdity

Jennifer Kite-Powell
2 min readJun 9, 2024
Photo by Steven Weeks on Unsplash

this guy thinks he can email me and ask me dumb questions.

do you have a dog?

are you embarking on new adventures?

out living your life with abandon?

why are you emailing me after 12 years of nothingness after the ex got you in the divorce?

these are insanely absurd questions to ask someone you haven’t bothered to check on since you took sides.

feels like a fishing expedition with a fisher price rod ‘n reel.

oh wait. is something wrong in your life now?

are you trying to create a feeling for yourself that’s only in your little head because you are about to burst wide open from all your faux suburban angst?

that’s not even quality angst.

stay in your world.

mine is too magnificent for you.

i’m surrounded by people like you on every side of me.

people who are okay with okay.

people who try to shape nothing into something because they don’t want to be alone.

they can’t see the pattern of their justifications on the dinner plate at the evening meal.

they just paint over the past and wallpaper their lives with a new set of thoughtless…



Jennifer Kite-Powell

Speculative poet, flash fiction writer, author, podcaster & Forbes senior contributor. Read my work here, on substack or at www.jenniferkite-powell.com