POEM – ‘Inside Tower One (9/10)’

THE ENDLESS BEEP BEEP OF THE MACHINES
PUMPING THE BLOOD MONEY THROUGH THE SYSTEM.
LOOK UP FROM THE SCREENS FOR A SECOND AND IT’S ALL CHANGE
PHONE IN ONE HAND,
TYPING WITH THE OTHER
BEEP BEEP BEEP.
DRONES AROUND THE OFFICE
WATERCOOLER MOMENTS WITH NEWBIES YOU DON’T KNOW
DISCUSSING TV SHOWS YOU DON’T LIKE
ON CHANNELS YOU DON’T HAVE.
THE OASIS OF THE COFFEE MACHINE
THE CAFFIENE HIT TO KEEP YOU ROLLING ALONG
ESPRESSO IS THE NEW GOD
GOTTA KEEP GOING
GOTTA BREAK TARGETS
ONE MARKET OPENS
ONE MARKET CLOSES.
THE BUZZER GOES
DOWN TOOLS
POWER DOWN
MACS OFF
OUT INTO THE NIGHT
SAME OLD SAME OLD.
HOME TO MICROWAVE FOOD AND HAPPY DAYS.
THERE MUST BE MORE THAN THIS.
MAYBE TOMORROW.
MAYBE TOMORROW I’LL QUIT.

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