An ode to today

I’m tired of playing these politics games
where we can’t be honest and we need to hide
our true intentions because we’re not right
alongside the norm, inside the box
mental energy
exerted in this way
drains my spirit
fuels my anxiety
crushes my productivity
why can’t they see that
they also do this
to themselves
I wish we could focus
just a little higher than this
I don’t want to outwit you
I want to out perform you

you don’t put chains on me

monument celebration 8 hour day. 8 hours labou...

refusing fear
of setting out and doing
what I want to do
I don’t need someone
to pay me
no one is stopping me
from using
those other eight hours of my life
each day
those hours are free
and it’s up to me to make them into what I want
and especially what I need
recreation won’t take me anywhere
except round in circles

Get thee to a Nunnery!

A circa 1884 poster for William Shakespeare's ...

A circa 1884 poster for William Shakespeare’s Hamlet, starring Thos. W. Keene. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

we need to take her on a tour
inside the chapel
and then lock the door

time is so easily wasted
fulfilling requirements of rules, protocol, practice
we could instead live the true values
of honesty and righteousness
within reason
and without red tape
if we let our egos sit on the sidelines
and refused to be corrupt