Drive Together

Just so you know

Traffic is not an I it is a We.

There are tons of cars on the road and their objective is to go,

So we have to work together,

And merge like a zippered letter,

All at one place

All at one time,

And speaking of which take turns in a line.

It’s not about giving up freedom it’s about organizing,

And moving your trip to completion.

If ants can do it so can we!

Are they really better than us, ants and bee?

The driver who cannot stay in there lane but thinks you are in theirs.

Trying to squish two in a toll lane for a fare.

The feel of the wind blowing through your hair, during rush hour traffic.

Or the tailgate to close to your bumper, they don’t slow down and then smack it.

The 16 hour long rush hour to get across town.

Everyday it doesn’t get faster and just seems to slow down.

The lanes are the same but there is a tunnel up there,

Step on your breaks and make everyone despair,

Change five lanes in a hundred feet,

300 cars changing lanes I hope they don’t meet,

If we could just megre,

If we could resist the road rage urge.

It’s simply moving your feet,

And staying in your lane like a fleet.

Why is this so hard,

Why can’t we use the computer driving card?

So pay attention to those around you,

And follow the signs and queues,

Because if we drive together,

So can you!

Planned obsolescence

Hey everybody look I got a new phone!

It broke shortly after,

But they replaced it with a new model,

That broke shortly after,

So I returned it for a replacement,

That broke shortly after,

So they said pay monthly for a new phone every model,

That broke shortly after.

But things used to last,

Until planned obsolescence,

My car inspection just passed,

Until planned obsolescence,

My dishwasher flys and drys,

Until planned obsolescence,

My replacement heart valve works,

Until planned obsolescence,

The world moved forward,

Because your pay went towards,

Improving your life,

Eating food and a kite,

But then it was decided thing should break,

And the ones who could say no were on the take.

So now we pay ten times for something that cost one,

We have less money to give to our son,

Our pay won’t be raised,

Because instead they congratulate for days,

The one who decided you can pay for it ten times,

With one tenth of the wage.

Yes I Can’t Do This

Yes I can do this.

All the way.

There is an order with lists,

A to do for each day.

I have woken up to start the project,

Right after coffee,

Starting to doubt myself and reject,

My pajama look sloppy.

I could go back into my bed,

Another day I will try,

I have to complete this instead,

My depression wonders why,

What was that thing I was doing again?

I should just give up,

I can’t succumb to sadness in the end,

I will start after this cup.

Buffet Blues

My eyes are endless
But my stomachs is a wimp
My dreams are limitless

But I have pockets of shrimp

The plates reach the sky

And I can afford to buy,

A dinner for two,

With food for more than a few

Thousands of options,

With buy one get all shopping,

The meal has just begun,

A song of it never ending I sung,

I reach for plate two,

Slightly outpacing you,

More comes to the table,

I don’t even read the label,

Just scoop after scoop,

I even take the fruit,

My belly growing fuller,

My mind pressing forward,

My will depleting,

My hearts heavy beating,

One more plate,

Value at steak,

Mmmm did someone say steak?

I start working my way towards the meat,

There is so much to eat,

But still, my heart is not complete,

Until there is nothing left to eat,

The pain begins to mount,

The number of plates become hard to count,

Guess I will move on to dessert,

With the chocolate fountain I flirt,

I get some cake,

After a full plate of steak,

Now one piece left,

Do I indulge my heft?

I can do it, I can eat just one more,

This was as much food as I bought at the store.

My buttons pop,

The sweat I do mop,

I can eat this last bite, as I continue this fight,

I just keep chewing,

My stomach is stewing,

I need to swallow it down,

To win the gold crown,

With one last gulp,

I swallow the schmulp,

I win the buffet,

Now I just have to get out of the chair ok.