What I’m Thankful For

I'm not sure what Turkish people have to do with Thanksgiving, but I do know Turkey is nowhere near India.

Lame and boring people post about what they’re thankful for on Thanksgiving. In the spirit of dispirited Hipsterism, I shall post about it before Thanksgiving and then on Thanksgiving spend the day eating turkey and other delectable yummies.

1.) Those awkward conversations that occur when you dial the wrong number and try to explain who you were really trying to contact and possibly about how your wife left you.

2.) Tomatoes

3.) Facebook’s insistence that I constantly stalk everyone I’ve ever glimpsed

4.) My love affair with language

5.) That my girlfriend hasn’t figured out I’m having a love affair with language

6.) Cheap pizza

7.) Cool watches

8.) Reruns of “That 70’s Show”


About Derek Berry

Derek Berry is a novelist and spoken word poet. Derek is the author of Heathens and Liars of Lickskillet County (PRA Publishing, 2016). He co-founded and organizes The Unspoken Word, a literary non-profit based out of Charleston, SC, which provides an intendent home for the poetic arts through regular readings, workshops, and community fundraisers. He is on the Executive Board of the Charleston Poetry Festival, the inaugural production of which will be Fall 2017. His work has appeared in The Southern Tablet, Cattywampus, Charleston Currents, Illuminations, RiverSedge, and other journals.He has performed in venues across the United States and Germany. He has worked as a photographer’s assistant, busboy, and bookseller. He currently works at a curation facility for Cold War History.

Posted on November 9, 2011, in Blogging, Writing and tagged , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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