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Genie

Posted October 15, 2000, 4:38 p.m.

The genie tips her head
To the left side and I’m
Trying to see right through her
I’ve never been so opaque
Before I figure out that maybe
Transparency leaves too much
For other eyes to see

She bright-eyes her way
Until today and that’s the way
To say I never went away
Until today

The genie tips her head
To the right side and I’m
Trying to stand beside her
I’ve never been so far away
As I’ve been since I just maybe
Couldn’t see what I’ve left
Out in the open

She bright-eyes her way
Until today and that’s the way
To say I never went away
Until today

The genie tips her head
To the front side and I’m
Trying to see right through her
The three wishes force me
Before I think and then maybe
Transparency leaves too much
For other eyes to see

She bright-eyes her way
Until today and that’s the way
To say I never went away
Until today

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Scott Bradford has been building web sites and using them to say what he thinks since 1995, which tended to get him in trouble with power-tripping assistant principals at the time. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Public Administration from George Mason University, but has spent most of his career (so far) working on public- and private-sector web sites. He is not a member of any political party, and brands himself an ‘independent constitutional conservative.’ In addition to holding down a day job and blogging about challenging subjects like politics, religion, and technology, Scott is also a devout Catholic, gun-owner, bike rider, and music lover with a wife, two cats, and a dog.