Get a Job

The knife stands by
so easy to deploy
you have a choice
misery — or comply
don’t ask your friends
what they think
the answer is made
before you blink

do not tell me
you want to cry
and do not
ask me why
the knife is easy
and reason so displeasing

quick tell me
the reason
why you should be

Monkey on the Chain

I am the monkey
on the chain
the organ
the grinder
I dance

grotesque parody
of my drive
to please
do what

This self contained
universe built
to explain
so I may dwell
upon it
as I dwell
within it