Monday, January 16, 2017

Slender Alotment

Slender Allotment

In the hallways of downtowns,
behind the drowning
drone of computers whirring,
beneath the chafing stiffness
of crisp clean shirts,
below the surface
of the freshly showered skin,
beat the hearts
of men and women,
blood running thin,
the rhythm of time
slowly drifting by;
amid reams of paper and reports,
coffee-stained and rearranged
daily output and input streams
of information regarding
wickets and widgets
or dreams coldly reduced
to predictions of profit and loss-
this is where our lives occur,
this is where we pass the time,
our shallow slender
allotment of eternity.

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