Monday, September 16, 2013

Unemployed on Labor Day (draft)

Oven heated frozen pizza
unemployed on Labor Day
no one's preppin' veggies or meats, I'm
unemployed on Labor Day
Chicago's hosting much too brief
downstate pounds me with grief
cannot lie or be a thief
unemployed on Labor Day

ain't worked since the day of Valentines
unemployed on Labor Day
that gig earned me five thin dimes
which didn't make it to Labor Day
Mothers' Day they called me back
learned it two months after the fact
feelin' like I might soon crack
unemployed on Labor Day

résumés spread like disease
unemployed on Labor Day
applications are a breeze
unemployed on Labor Day
wasted time and wasted ink
wasted mind and I don't drink
into madness I slowly sink
unemployed on Labor Day

can't talk to a human anymore
unemployed on Labor Day
cybernetics determine the score
unemployed on Labor Day
all the local pages redirect
to the same useless mainstream drek
with these machines I just can't connect
unemployed on Labor Day

unknown in a forgotten land
unemployed on Labor Day
forsaken by my fellow man
unemployed on Labor Day
next one to tell me GET A JOB
is gettin' motherfuckin' clobbered
hire me or let me sob
I'm unemployed on Labor Day

oven heated frozen pizza
unemployed on Labor Day
you know I'm tired of these low-budget eats, and
unemployed on Labor Day
city's hosting much too brief
country just pounds me with grief
if I lived near water, I'd kiss reef
I'm unemployed.....

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