The Bad Influence
Published in

The Bad Influence

50 words

A Fifty Word Exchange

Self-Sufficiency

jonathan_n Freeimages.com

You said,

“You need land and tools to be self-sufficient, besides animals. Storing some food whether in cans or bags isn’t a bad idea, but you can only keep that type of food for so long. Storing water is a good idea, and I also think generators are good...”

I say,

I prefer a solar panel.

Around here you need a shovel and machete, and…

Actually, that covers it.

The hardest part is the first six months. You get really hungry.

I’ve figured out you can live really cheap here with rice and lentils and powdered onion and garlic for flavor. . . . (50 words)

You wrote (more or less):

“life in the new year
flows like a river
filled with writings
snow makes us shiver

fun in the sun
during the middle of the year
lighting up the sky for
fourth of July cheer

house projects galore
packing and donating stuff
to those in need
that have it rough” . . . (50 words)

Hey, maybe we could partner up.
Especially if we had a theme, and
we thought anybody would read us.

How about “end days?”
As in, 2021 was yesterday,
and 2022 is end days.
(I think it really might be so.)

I love creative writing, but I’ve never been a poet. . . . (50 words)

Fred (Four Letters)

--

--

--

We’re a Bad Influence because we INCITE change through inclusion, thought and creativity. We imagine a world where people can think critically, express themselves, and thumb their nose at the status quo, together.

Recommended from Medium

my hand on your heart your hand on my hand my heart long lost longing to belong

[POEM] “Happy Mother’s Day, Mama-bird.”

Heart Reading … Day 3

She very nearly stayed that day

Impossible Questionable Love

poems — When I still write poetry and not lines of code

Get the Medium app

A button that says 'Download on the App Store', and if clicked it will lead you to the iOS App store
A button that says 'Get it on, Google Play', and if clicked it will lead you to the Google Play store
Fred Ermlich

Fred Ermlich

Living in rural Panamá — non-extractive, non-capitalistic. Expat USA. Scientist, writer, researcher, teacher. STEM mentor +languages. Gargoylplex@protonmail.com

More from Medium

I Almost Always Speak My Mind — And Anybody Who Tries to Take That Away Risks Their Life and Limb

Do You and The World Will Appreciate It

I’m Not In That Much Of A Hurry

When Religion Freezes Your Brain