This Is How the World Disappears

From one mental defective to another
you bitch and moan and wail in
the most pleasant tones about those who
should be doing this or that, instead
legislating behavior and decency as
far as you know anyway, then

Repeating your motivation’s lost
you can’t get anything done, accomplish
what you really want in a sick consolation
of nosy neighbors blotting out the sun,
perfectly reconciled to adjusting
the expectations you have of others

While taking refuge in idle talk, gossip
of the lazy and incompetent designed
to justify the false desires of wishing to hire
some laborer and pay for the work more
easily done than complained of, draining
good will, patience and perspective

Of anyone unfortunate enough to be listening

©Dean Baker

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