“When You Wake Up” by L. K. Thayer

Photo by VC Ferry

Photo by VC Ferry

you wake up
and you go to
the office
or wherever
you’re s’pose to be
and
you punch the

time clock
and it
punches you back

and
you work all day
to beat

the traffic
and it beats
you up

instead
and you wonder
about your dreams
and where’s your slice
of paradise
and what happened
to your youth

and the kids are

all grown
and some are
moving back

and you wonder
what you’re gonna be

when you grow up
and you

hope
it’s not

too late
for

that

L. K. Thayer

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