POETRY / WORD SLINGING

“On Miscellaneous Tragedy” by Steven Kapela

You wake up.
You stretch. You shower.
You pour coffee.
You put on your coat.
You leave for work.
You lock the door.
You take the train.
You sit at your desk.
You go to a meeting.
You go to lunch.
You come back from lunch.
You go to another meeting.
You say it’s hard
To get any work done
With all these meetings.
You stare into your screen
You think what does it mean
That we go to these places
To do these unremitting things?
You try to leave “it” at work.
You put on your coat.
You take the train.
You unlock the door.
You have a meal.
You shower. You stretch.
You lie in your bed.
You try to fall asleep.
You try to fall asleep.
You try to fall asleep.
You can’t. You can’t
Ever know when
The day before
Is going to be
The day before.
You get up.
You lock your door.

Read more of Steven Kapela’s poetry here

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