hello, how can i help you?

saturday arrives and lands on my
plate, two spoons, no fork, now
it’s monday & the cafeteria, a mess
of corporate bullshit/the others all
set aside, another way, flesh
toughened by urban construction,
a room without a clock, does it bother
you to be so still, watch as others eat,
food projected towards the face, a master
sample, texts that comply, respond,
listless & rotten, left the house an hour
early, unknown, listen to the tick
of clutter, walk away & the phone rings

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