Saturday, April 16, 2016

It's All For Show

Let's be clear right now
none of this
is for show

This is a beating heart
an occupied mind
a plebeian learning
how to brew coffee

I juggle
because I do not
endorse boredom
I speak because I can
None of this is for show

Not even when I read poetry
I was invited so I just go
I assess the room
go on stage instead of bus tables
I am not the party
I clean up after people

This is not the skill-set I asked for
I wish I could build your house
and plan your every need
but instead
I keep showing up
to ceremonies
Please do not hire me

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