“A Reflection of Gross National Product”

here i sit, or slouch, or pool
into my old, stained chair
(why do i still own corduroy furniture)
i’ve poured tonight’s last beer into a secondhand glass
my head floats somewhere far above me
torso snuggles its fatness into a cushion
i look like one of those Russian dolls with ample middles
could be social
or productive
or contribute in some way
but i’ve punched the clock
and am no longer paid to care

© M. Black, 2017 All rights reserved.


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