As Always, I Am


 

 

 

 

 

 

Oh, you’re so quick
to pick up on the new
culture pimples
black white orange
men women (sorry:
missing the geezers)
referencing
yourself out of existence
as though everybody’s
a blank canvas
looking for a boost up
snakes
and ladders again, but
all what they appear
right
the vocular crimp
the manufactured limp
it’s all bullshit
just get on with the job
your requirement
for perfection
as closely as possible
another lie
to deconstruct
the foreseeable
pats on the back, or badges
safe places
guaranteed by committee
official or not
nothing to do with what
you must
accomplish alone
the inevitable
as always, I am
yours

©Dean J. Baker

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