Myself Included

I despise
all the reasons people find
to work until they die,
and stay alive.

We all have reasons-
but everything we do,
are we proud of them?

I am finding it more difficult each day,
to live with choices that I’ve made
since I’ve been here.

It is fancy and folly to work so hard
in hope it brings us happiness.

We don’t want for death
But we don’t particularly live,
myself included.

I’ve resigned to
churning milk
that has no fat,

Assisting those that insist
on courting disappointment.

I have myself deluded to believe
a rapid expense of energy on things like these
might bring me Enthusiasm and Vivacity.

Of course, I am depressed
and agonizing…

This kind of work has no return.
And, I am so dying to break 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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