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walking dead (a full time life)
by Alexandre J Arnau
Tuesday, May 10, 2005
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the same bleary eyed
sun
greets you at the door
on your way
to your prison
where everyone smiles
politely
and the politics
are correct
and the men have papers
of someone else's life
and the women have photos
of the strangers
they live with

you shuffle your files
to the beat of a clock
your only heaven
the sound of a bell

you come home
to empty envelopes
vacant art
and listless furnishings
all mail order blessings
for an eight hour life

and as you drink
your imported beer
smoke
your crutch
the last birds of daylight
call to you
the sun
reaching desperate fingers
over the face of dusk
fighting its way
through your window
calling you out
to live


the person you were
whistles by your window
daring you
to catch the spell
as you retreat from the light
and retire to your bed

the last birds of daylight
lamenting your death
in a language
you no longer speak
nor understand



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Reviewed by L. Figgins
This is absolutely fantastic, A.! The mood, tone and language set the stage in artificial light. This is the life of millions, confined in cubicles. God has spared me this day-to-day grind and I thank him...
Reviewed by Ed Matlack
Not on my job or life, but I seem to recall an old joke as to "if you don't believe in life after death, you should be at a job when 5pm and quitting time comes along!" As always from you sir, excellent...Ed & rufuz (w00f)
Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner
Alex,

Spot on! :) Many are just existing--that's it. No life--BRILLIANT write! Superb imagery--and I agree, those last two verses--WOW!

(((HUGS))) and love, Karla. :)
Reviewed by Paul Williams
Superb write Alex, you manage to capture the lives of many in so few words, excellent.

Paul;-]
Reviewed by Mary Quire
This is an awesome portrayal of many lives today. A droning existence that doesn't lend you anything past the norm. I love the third stanza, it really shows what the numbing process does to continue the cycle of everyday life.

M.Rose
Reviewed by jude forese
entire imagery and syntax is spectacular ... the conclusion, awesome!
Reviewed by E T Waldron
This seemed to sing off the page to me,beautifully written
last two stanzas exceptional!

Eileen
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