One’s Nature

by Steve Mitchell

I peruse the web, as is my wont, and I see a link about left-handedism.

Is that a word?  Left-handedism?

Left-handedness?

Hey!  I’m left handed, I think to myself.

*click*

I follow the link.

Let’s see.  It says a study in Edinburgh found left handed people maybe more prone to PTSD.

Huh.

Well, it’s been, I don’t know, 25 years since the Gulf War.  I don’t know what to make of that study.

I file it away, a curiosity to ponder later.

Then I read the study also found left handed people are more prone to anger.

huh and huh again

double huh

Anger

I ponder this right now.

Yeah.

That hits me where I live.  When I feel anger I feel it like a seizure, electric and visceral.  I do my best to avoid it.  But it’s always there, somewhere, ready.

Anger

I guess I’m wired for it.

 

sing for us
you pigeons you
never sing

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© Steve Mitchell 2016

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