By: Josh Sippie
dreams of being things
other than the things we are so that when asked
what you do
what you are
what you make
you can say something other than
software engineer or
middle school teacher
but we don’t know what that something is that would make us
the something we want to be.
because even when you have it
it’s not it.
Unless you’re a
all their buddies and pals aboard impossible ships that
fly and steal and grant wishes.
There’s no scurvy
because no one ever suffers or hungers or thirsts or envies in the sky because that’s the rule, apparently
because being a
is the only thing you can do that
is exactly what you want to do.
No one wouldn’t
want to be a
If you don’t want to be a
you’re a liar, and if that’s exactly what you want to be when
someone asks what you are then
I guess you nailed the whole point of this exercise, which means that
you’re only ever going to be happy as a
Josh Sippie is a foolish mortal. His writing has appeared in McSweeney’s Internet Tendency, Hobart, Stone of Madness, and more. When not writing, he can be found wondering why he isn’t writing.
You can find Josh @sippenator101 on socials.