Shadow Talk

   

Desk?

Classroom?

You’re really putting yourself

out there, aren’t you?

  

This isn’t twenty years ago.

You’re older, now.

What are you trying to prove?

Shouldn’t you just

be happy

with your lot in life?

Shouldn’t you just

sit down,

shut up,

go to work,

pay your taxes,

until it’s time

for you to fucking die?

  

What are you doing?

What do you expect to gain?

Are you really trying to be

like all your macho heroes?

Are you clinging to

some pitifully quaint

childhood fantasy,

that much like you

hasn’t had the sense

to realize it’s time has passed?

   

You think you’re bettering yourself?

Your life?

Your family?

Your community?

You think you’re going to help?

That your contribution

even fucking matters?

What a joke!

What a LARP!

  

If you were going to do anything

with your life,

you would have done it by now,

but you haven’t.

You’re just a pathetic nothing,

trying to be something he’s not.

A mid-life crisis in full effect.

I’m honestly sad for you.

You think anything that you do

matters?

It doesn’t.

And neither do you.

  

  

HG – 2022

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