Essence contrived

speaking ambiguity
relatively personal,
generally inclusive.
essence surges
embodied mediums.
attention directs
genuine passion.
intention creates
states of change.
present moments
talk of future.

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Working for life

i need food and shelter,
everything else is unnecessary.
why work so hard for the essentials?
have the primary needs of human beings
changed since our conception?
where has this excess come from
and how can one fight it?
want should not exceed need,
for desires mirage needs.

Working crazy

i stock shelves,
intelligence not required.
good for me
but apparently,
we are located
in a surrounding neighbourhood
filled with oddballs.
of course, i do work there
so how can i be so surprised?
i guess i never realized
the variances in peoples.
cookie cutter norms
have proved incorrect.
dictionaries define
what experience cannot.
labels limit exceptions
damaging true value.

Time makes me tired

i work early.
isn’t that just something before ready?
i work late.
and isn’t that just something missed?
I seem to work when i’m not ready.
yes, of course, i’m told my work schedule before hand,
but it’s always a surprise.
6 years of the same job,
and yet, i’m still not comfortable in its control.
i work because it’s what everyone else is doing.
on the way, though, i’ve enjoyed the few people
i’ve connected with, be the connection very slim.
at least we have something in common,
we dislike work.