Poem #1 – The Rules Don’t Apply To Me

 

The rules don’t apply to me,

Never did.

I know, I roil around current genes
Melded by mismatched parents
I roll from dad’s Kennington to mum’s Fulham
From there
My battle is there.

My genes predictably fighting
Over whoever ​or whaetver ​I am.

But the rules don’t apply to me.

I go everywhere

Right on the edge
Of Occam’s delicate razor.

All books, all music, all love, all places
I have tried all of them.

I obviously should be dead
With the risks and rides
Margins so, so fine.

But I never thought the rules applied to me.

My life and soul
Were unique, everything went to brain
Stronger than organs
Such as
My heart.

As for liver and lungs
I’ve kicked the shit out of them
For 53 years.

Because the rules never applied to me.

But now, right now, peaking​ in life​,
Accepting that the rules MIGHT apply to me

I step back
I think
I know
That even with that admission,
Still

The rules don’t apply to me.

 

Monty (627 Posts)

Monty Munford has more than 15 years' experience in mobile, digital media, web and journalism. He is the founder of Mob76, a company that helps tech companies raise money and exit. He speaks regularly at global media events with a focus on Africa, writes a weekly column for The Telegraph, is a regular contributor to The Economist, Wired, Mashable and speaks regularly on the BBC World Service.


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About Monty

Monty Munford has more than 15 years' experience in mobile, digital media, web and journalism. He is the founder of Mob76, a company that helps tech companies raise money and exit. He speaks regularly at global media events with a focus on Africa, writes a weekly column for The Telegraph, is a regular contributor to The Economist, Wired, Mashable and speaks regularly on the BBC World Service.