Caution: Triggers. – that’s what set off this post; we were starting one in our little child’s ‘book’, the little Shop of Horrors – wrote the next line . . .)
Caution: Could Contain Material Offensive to . . . Anyone (and then we wrote the next one . . .)
Caution: Contains Material That May Gross You Out (I know: we did. And I know I had already begun ‘opening up’ a bit to my inner child . . . let him ‘speak’…)
And it occurred to me:
Caution: We Don’t Know all the Cautions are that we need to Caution you about.
Becauze . . . Caution: We Can Say Inappropriate Things
Caution: We Are Not Politically Correct.
Caution: We Do Not Lie. (Don’t ask if you don’t want to know.)
Caution: Do Not Say “Bite ME”. I might.
Caution: I can get to the root of things easy. You might not always like the solution. Especially if the problem is YOU. (Happened; owner of a business ordered a study by Georgia Tech to find out why it was failing; they did, told him it was him. He fired them. Business went on as usual.)
But it seems weird: I have to go around with all these “Caution” signs on my lives.
CAUTION: ABUSED CHILD.
CAUTION: HE MIGHT BE DANGEROUS.
WARNING: HE CAN NEVER BE FIXED.
Look out for him: he’s broken; outta his mind . . .
All those misperceptions regarding child abuse . . . and especially male childhood abuse survivors; the stigmas surrounding it; that and DID . . .
It sucks to have to go around with a bunch of “Cautions” stuck to you. “Caution” – don’t talk about this; ‘Caution’ – keep that under control. “Caution”: don’t mention this subject, ‘Caution’ – this guy was a trained killer; ‘Caution’: He can fool the shrinks (this from a Navy doc to the civilian authorities when I was 1013’d) . . .
“Caution” – do you even want to know him?
It’s a terrible thing to go around with “Cautions” in your life. Cautions to everyone else about you – or cautions from you to yourself . . .
and so I must add . . .
Caution: He falls in Love Easily . . .
Caution: He has a sensitive soul . . .
Caution: He protects children . . .
Caution: He tries to do no wrong . . .
Caution: He might just love you . . .
Caution: He’s a Human Being . . .
And so again, with caution:
I Don’t Know What I’m Doing; I’m Just Doing It By Feel.
and if you feel offended, angered, put off by what I’ve said; if you love it, if you hate it, if it just leaves you standing still . . .
I warned you about that.
Caution: I’m getting along with my own life.
and with that, I think: ’nuff said.