He Wanted Out

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He wants out of his boring life...

Submitted: August 21, 2018

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“He Wanted Out”

 

He just wanted

out

to find an

unmarked

exit

in time

that this cynical

world

had forgotten

to lock,

he was tired

of going through

the exact same

unchanging motions

every day

of what he

wishes

added up

in some way

to a life

but no matter

how he pushes

the math around

on the page

in his eyes

the numbers

that do fall

out

don’t reflect

back

much of

anything

at all

certainly not

a life,

he couldn’t find

a point

in anything

he did

he was starting

to believe

life was just

one big con

trying to keep

you busy

and out of

the way

till you die

then only

to just

brush you

aside

as time

marched on,

graduating

college

turned out

to be nothing

more

then finding

your place

on life’s

seating chart

where you’ll

sit

as you watch

your world

unravel

till theirs

nothing left

but a short

ribbon of

time

leaving you

much too old

to fight for

change

or live in

the beauty

of a carefree

youth,

lost amid

all the others

stuck in the

same

unseen mass

of disposable

people

waiting for life

to spit them

out

once it has

chewed off

all the sweet

meat

leaving just

the fat,

bones

and dreams

behind,

is death to

be feared

or welcomed

he wondered

the only

guaranteed

change

for him

that he could

see

comes at the

very end

of his ride

too late

to be enjoyed

or to be

avoided,

unable to find

an unmarked

exit

for his escape

he slides his

timecard

under the

eye

of the infrared

scanner

and clocks in

for work

as another

eight and half

hours

of his life

slips away…

 

Tom Allen…08-16-2018…


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