“Contributions to Gross National Product”

repetition of morning-type behaviors
coffee brewing, radio alarm blares generic sounds
body reacts, brain, numb, follows motions
muscle memory dictates movement
no progression
like running in place
be sure to stay hydrated
no recycling yesterday’s sweat
it’s bad for you
have to look out for your health
but the mind-
Brain, forgotten organ
wellness is spatial
can’t see it
can’t feel it, like a heart
struggling to pump lifeblood
must be my cholesterol
there’s a pill for that
balance the chemicals for
optimal output, sensory numb
destroy identity to become the drone
fully autonomous, self-sustaining
worker bees facing the terror of
meta-corporate insecticides
God save the Queen

© M. Black, 2016 All rights reserved.


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