Tired from work
Scrambling to make enough money
To do all that I want to do –
Well, all that’s possible to wring out
Of a part-time job, which is actually
When I contemplate full-time work
I feel leaden and
Can a person survive forever
On no real jobs?
I’m tired of having to
Roll over and play dead
When I’m pissed off
Or just fucking crabby like
I love this new trend – saying “My only flaw
Is that I have no filter. I think something
And it just flies right out of my mouth.”
You know what? That’s bullshit.
You’re rude, lazy, immature.
It’s not a mesh metal fixture you’re missing,
It’s a spine and self-control.
Those of us who tend to be
Considerate and thoughtful,
Who actually act like adults and
Take responsibility for what we say and do,
Or don’t say or do,
Are treated as though we have to constantly
“Let it roll off your back.”
“You’re the bigger person.” (Snort)
“She can’t help it – she’s never really developed those
Well maybe she, he, they should
Welcome to adulthood, folks.
In this place,
You’re welcome to act like a
But people will fire you,
And generally think you’re
An idiot of epic proportions.
If you ignored all those lessons
About being in society
And showing character
Which your peers actually listened to?
Well, we just don’t give a shit here.
There ain’t no apron strings,
Or campfires where people help you
Actually do it.
That is all.