If there is anything worth remembering
I forget what it is
I live in the moment
wasting it
for a future
that will likely never be
at least,
not the one
I want.
So, instead,
I suck my thumb
while my brain extemporizes,
about many things.
It’s a nice thumb.

About Senator Murray Sinclair (retired)

Ojibway Anishinaabe Inini Mizhanagheezhik (n’dizhinikaaz) Namiigoonse (n’dodem) Lawyer, Mediator, Public Speaker Currently Canadian Senator for Manitoba Justice of the Court of Queen's Bench of Manitoba (2001-2016) Associate Chief Judge off the Manitoba Provincial Court) (1988-2001) Co-Commissioner of the Aboriginal Justice Inquiry of Manitoba) (1988-91) Paediatric Cardiac Surgery Inquiry Judge (1997-2000) Chair of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada (2009-2015) Thinker, poet, writer, philosopher, speaker.
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1 Response to Philosophizing

  1. Could I – in a respectfully humorous, and intentionally supportive way – give this verse “two thumbs up”?


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