16 November 2008

the observer

it is my task only to note the hap
you may not ask me to take up a side
there is no honest claim here to abide
nor to pass on just listen for the clap
of daily thunder and wait for the snap
as rushing fools in their great haste collide
and will not yield because of spite or pride
when you see this you understand the trap
the only job that pays has its own cost
you won't find out until you've signed the form
and by that time you are no longer whole
but fallen deep among the wholly lost
ashamed to say you had not felt the storm
but sorry at the low price of your soul

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