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I was drowning in  
floods and pandemic
diseases for the last
six months and now
Iím hanging with
VPs, aiding in  
hidden agendas in
an office with  
recessed lighting, two
computer screens, a
flatscreen TV, a new  
iPhone 11, and a  
shelf full of bottled
water
 
Things can change that
have nothing to do
with whatever you
thought you were
doing
 
Getting started in your
fourth decade. An old
colleague starts whining  
to you out of nowhere
about how he feels heís
getting slow-rolled  
because heís in Shipping &
Receiving and thatís not
what he signed up for
 
Shit bruh, you think I  
liked humping mail
for fifteen years?
 
But I wasnít doing  
anything to help
myself and  
complaining
about it wonít
help you  
either
 
Then I thought I was
going to have to
default on a 7-year
ARM loan that  
expires this year, but
instead Iím about to
sign off on a 20-year
at 3.375% which I  
might refinance again
for an even lower
rate  
 
As fucked up as this
year has been, COVID
might have just  
saved my
ass  
 
But now other problems
are springing up, like my  
parents getting dropped
by the property management
for that house out in  
Brentwood
 
Or my sister in financial
distress with two young  
daughters because her
husband lost his job and
benefits because of this  
horrible shutdown  
 
And now small charges
were popping up on  
my debit card that
I didnít make
 
But thatís okay, because
now I know I can handle
anything and all the drugs
and alcohol were only  
because I had nothing
better to do
 
Idle hands are the
ones that slap the
shit outta you
 
And nowÖ  
 
Nothing
can touch
me!
 
 
 
 
 
Taurek
Written by Taurek
Published | Edited 7th Aug 2020
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