Patterns win against the rebellion
Might as well fit in well
Our schedules dominated by necessities
Exits don’t exist here
Would have fought every letter
Fought every day
Chosen to be at your call
But responsibilities broke our yelling down
Showing off was cute but work calls now
Being a published author was cool but work is how you’ll survive until it gets serious or dies.
Punching a clock repulsed us until the bills came in nonstop
Was a good dream to be discovered but it’s more likely we’ll just write without names
Reality slaps our faces
Maybe it’s not offensive after all
Almost time for bed to repeat this
Cycle of repetitive labor until it wins.
We’re human so patterns win
We’re no one so patterns win
Gotta get up in the morning and do this again.
You laughed when I dreamed of lottery ticket wins
Now you understand why I bought false hope now and then
Run your circle for several decades and find your savings account overdrawn.