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Working Towards A Graveyard

 

What is doubt but the enemy of our hopes
And fear but the sabotage of a dream

Eyes are a tell all
Believing the best
With an underlying edge
Conveying shots fired
Behind silencer looks

Beautiful and lethal
I run in on the front lines
Entrapped in the regulations
Barely getting by to maximize another’s profit

Budget leashes
As you cash out on the death of me
We rally in an effort to maintain morale
All the while you manufacture the circumstances
To watch us compete in alliance against each other

As promotions are tighter collars
To situate necktie nooses
And you walk us all like dogs in circles

We are human gardens
Uniformed in color codes
Locked in routines
As you regulate the seasons
And kill our spirits
Like hit man corporations
Capitalizing on dead men
Aspiring to breathe again

I learned to sink before I learned to swim
As you provided the means to watch me drown
And flounder for a life preserver
As you cast out nets to reel me in
And filet my heart
Exploited on the skewer of mundane madness

Paycheck rations for a slave labor enterprise
Appetites like the stomach’s threat to starve
To hell with shotgun weddings
We’re betrothed to our means to survive
With coercions to obey
And bombs strapped to our livelihood
With a fuse of combustible egos
Wearing lopsided crowns and abusing authority

My debts and desires have me cornered
Working to break even, thrive, and sustain existence
As I serve ulterior motive empires
With investments made to forward a legacy
Comprised of a roster of employed no names
Equations for raises
On the premise of rigged performance reviews
I’m just a gear rotating the same hands
That strangle me in the clockwork…
cloventongue89
Written by cloventongue89 (Nathaniel Peter)
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