Surety Backed Confidence

Out in the cold

Holding a coffee cup by the zarf

No scarf around the neck

Or woolly to keep the dome warm

Thinking the driver better get here quick

Before I freeze my bits off trying to look like Fugger the Rich

At the fancy gathering where they’ll be talking productivity

Not that I need tips – having just finished a 98-hour work week

But since I’m intrigued by Ms…

And also wouldn’t mind learning more about the open secrets of lobbyists

I’ll bravely take on the weather

In this uncomfortable attire

Just to avoid evoking sartorial displeasure

Besides, I’ll not give them the satisfaction they seek from casual distractions

For I know all too well no one can escape the shallow scrutiny

Of those that instead of counting on you, will count you out

That rather than look up to you, will look to discredit you

The ride finally arrives

Now I’m on my way to the event

In the Uber thinking how excited I am to see her in her element

And how sweet that she makes my pride take a back seat


A distinguished woman indeed

Her reputation – speckless

Her standing – untarnished

I know no one, other than Margarita Simonyan, to have a grip on the publicity machine the way she does

And with her a bond or trust can be discussed with surety backed confidence


The other side of the brain scheming

So that I never have to face a forced exit like Travis

Thinking perhaps trust from partners I shouldn’t so much expect

But in business you don’t need trust, only cooperation


Never cared for a reputation

For what it’s worth

Too preoccupied with my own thoughts to worry about what they make of me

Besides I’m known for laying all bare

That old saying ‘what you see is what you get’

Naked truth disclosures I can afford

Since I make my living independent of they


Moving on

The ride approaches the destination

But I get the sense it is just the beginning

Wondering if tonight my love she’ll request



Heath Muchena, 2017

4 Comments on “Surety Backed Confidence”

  1. vivachange77 says:

    I enjoy seeing bits of your work and thoughts about women in your writing that drop hints and then leave the rest for me to imagine. Really good writing.

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  2. You say the nicest things. Compliments I will never forget. Thank you ♥ 💐


  3. cat9984 says:

    In the end, “what you see is what you get” is not really working out all that well for Travis

    Liked by 1 person

  4. It sure isn’t, however it might make him reflect on the fact that responsibility, if not carried out with humility, can be a load too heavy to bear. For him at least, at this point in time.

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