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Dr. Don Baham

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FADLESSS

By Don Baham – September 26, 2014

It’s 4:47 in the morning


And tomorrow morning

Lewis is expecting

A poem from me


And I look at the monitor

As if my gazing will magically

Awaken my creativity

So that Lewis will approve

Of the result


Suddenly

I am aware that

I’m scared that

Lewis’ seeming angry reaction

To my last presentation

Could affect his reaction

To what I deliver tomorrow


With my sudden awareness

And despite my apprehension

I will now release

My creative juices

And produce another poem

That might offend

Because it’s “political”


According to Daniel Goleman’s

“Emotional Intelligence”

Each of us has

Seven primary emotions


Fear(F), Anger(A), Disgust(D), Love(L), Enjoyment(E), Sadness(S), Shame(S), Surprise(S)


Suggesting to me the following acronym


FADLESSS


Recent examples of

FADLESSS in me follow...