What is Worth Itself.

Sugar cookies
Bags of mini bags of chips
Too tiny bottles of water
Which aren’t even much cheaper
Than their taller counter bottles.

Enough to satiate
Their employee’s appetite,
To keep running
Back and forth all night.

Grab this shirt.
Fold those pants.
Listen to the same damn song,
But still find a way to dance.

Molest the merchandise.
Steam the pants onto mannequins.
Smoking hot with heels that talk
Of where you could be going tonight.

If you could ever find a way to leave.
Keep working until your inner perfectionist is pleased.
Forget to have a life
With chores, and wants, and needs.

Which all require income to afford, and supply, and feel free.


About Jessica Lee

Jessica is a twenty-something poet who performs most of her work on stage in Spoken Word. She has found writing therapeutic since she was child, and has pursued it ceaselessly. She enjoys writing even the most fleeting thoughts and dreams as SensicalRavings. Between long retail shifts, she enjoys writing observational pieces (always with a slant) of locally relevant subjects as ALLGainesville. If you appreciate inspiring, coming-of-age suppositions, become a follower. Though it's not always roses, it's raw!

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