Woke stiff as a board
that goddamn sound
stealing me from sleep
tidy life, polish face

Commuting is never easy
rich man in a nice car
passes me – what a ride!
gotta work hard to get that $$

Spent life chasing paychecks
a caffeinated haze
but the weekend’s almost

On the way home: startled by
bearded man on the sidewalk
yelling through spacetime
the truth is