Monday, September 30, 2013

Over and Again


banal is routine, grind a state of mind.
easy to say that it is, but it is. 'dead end'

is cliche but certain. tolerate self-dissing
effort if necessary, but know it isn't. state

of mind is power, it's said: self-fulfilled 
prophesy. bullshit is easier said than done. 

so alarms are set before sunrise. enthusiasm 
as a word is as Coptic as the language: old 

gets old. pointless to use that as an excuse 
as clock-watching kills us by the hour.

Poem ©2013 Rick Burnett Baker