A NOT POEM: listicle 22 By Amy Shelver

1. Are you a racist?
2. What do you actually do in your free time?
3. Can you rough it?
4. Do you have a sense of direction?
5. Can you make and take decisions?
6. Do you know, more or less, what you want?
7. Do you believe in god?
8. Do you wash the glasses first?
9. Can you fix shit?
10. Do you close the cupboard doors?
11. Do you consider yourself a positive person?
12. Can you sit with sadness or loss?
13. Are you emotionally available?
14. Are you able to communicate, directly and clearly, without malice or power games?
15. Are you grateful? 16. Do you have hope?
17. Do you know how to carry yourself?
18. Do you know how to carry someone else?
19. Are you kind?
20. Do you know how money works?
21. Can you take risks?
22. Have you ever been in love?

'Have You Ever Been In Love? ' artwork by Gavin Sterley
Artwork: Have You Ever Been In Love? (2019) l Gavin Sterley l Digital graphic print l Onomatopoeia, Port Elizabeth now Gqeberha, South Africa l $10 per digital file

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