leaner more efficient
sitting on this couch in the blaze
drunk on wine
laughing our asses off
having been told
in this economy
that we were keeping our jobs
then being told three weeks later
that we might now lose them
it makes you dizzy
makes you want to hold those chips
instead of betting on humanity
on a species hell bent
on murdering its own soul
but it’s good for the soul too
it’s good for humor
it makes you fuck
knowing that there is nothing
left to lose
within this constant, humid darkness
there does shine a cool light
to realize safety nets
are for the foolish and the lucky
to understand how
the string pullers really are
hiding behind hyperbole
and the checkbooks of the rich
to suddenly realize
that you do not have to be
leaner, more efficient organization people
drunk on wine
laughing your asses off
as summer trees
get caught up in autumn breezes
and back to school ads plaster
the sunday newspapers
keeping the new mice well dressed
cute and clueless
as the cheese rots
getting further and further
away from everyone.
Thursday, August 12, 2010
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I've seen the future, and it ain't pretty; this week, a taste of Obamacare yet to come.
I enjoyed the seasonal references.
You god-dang right 'bout no safety nets; I've been living every day like a walking dead man for a few years now. Actually, it's quite amusing, faced with one's own relative impotence.
Watching some folks panic and squall in the face of "disaster":
well, not much you can do, maybe offer a condolence, or lift a glass
and have a good laugh at ourselves.
i have no idea what or who i clicked on, but glad i did
bandit...i was told i had a job after months being told i was being laid off. had three weeks without the worry, only to be told on monday that i could be laid off again.
Yeah, bro, I caught that. Familiar...
Scared to bejesus, I was ineffectual for awhile. Letting go my death-grip attempts to control the universe seemed to ease things up some. A discipline of continued writing seems to help.
I "read" ya, man.
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