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YouTube when you should be working
Distracted by dance steps
Make-up tutorials
How to wear your hair in a bun

Humongous sticks of carrot
Dipped in garlic houmous
Washed down with Corona to
Commiserate missing your deadline

Europe when you dropped out of uni
Questions the time was never right for
Emailed frantically to hostels in Amsterdam
Your answers on a postcard

Eureka moments late at night
Over whisky over ice over a spliff
Peeling the layers off the beer mat
Comforted that someone somewhere at some time felt the same

Euthanising extreme emotions
With small talk and pleasantries
Perpetuating the illusion that no one
Reacts to the riot inside

Ubiquitous caricatures of stereotypes
The same conversations in the same bars
The world over
Signal home time

You go through the motions
Post albums of your travels on Facebook
Find a suit you don’t hate, a job you do and
YouTube when you should be working.

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Ann Foxglove

Thu 1st Dec 2011 07:22

I like this. A very good analogy of a life in this day and age!

stella jones

Thu 24th Nov 2011 19:55

Loved the stark nature here..works for me very well...

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Andy N

Wed 16th Nov 2011 11:24

particularly like the second stanza here, m8.. possibly a little bit long for my tastes although i enjoyed it.. have you tried performing this yet - would probably help you out here..keep em coming otherwise.. A

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