They hired a new guy one day
Just before Y2K
At my old job. I sat inside to decay
a cubic()led space
Making light of it with some pictures
Of whatever I didn’t hate
And a dumb green plant in yellow. waste
Waiting to tear another calender page
The war(s) I waged
Inside that cage
I stepped outto breathe factory parking lot airto escape whitening lights dystopic sundeprived stares plastic toothed grins from devils. DEspair
And there he was. Sitting on the hood of his car. smoking. Watching.
He flicked it all away. Drove off in whatIperceivedtobe. the
Coolest Fucking Car Imaginable
Well I had some growing up to do.
And once I did I followed suit.