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.