Jitters

Standard

Drum roll please,

Thumb, pointer, middle, ring, pinky-

And repeat,

Repeat,

Repeat.

While you daydream,

Whilst waiting,

Impatiently,

Humming,

Tapping your feet.

“Read a magazine,

Or something,

More distracting–

Or less distracting,

To other people,

Please,

Quit fidgeting,

Stop twitching.”

Flat screen Televisions,

Cover the walls,

Untouched children’s toys,

I’m too old for,

Riddle the floor.

Stuck in the lobby,

Awaiting drills,

Hooks, brushes,

And pumice.

The Waiting Game

Standard

Wu wei,

Each day,

Parlay,

Then part ways.

Nonaction, indeed,

Is a good strategy.

An absentee,

Cannot be,

On the team,

Deemed,

The loser.

Nonaction,

Trains one,

To run from,

The game,

Entirely.

“Let it fall on your lap,”

Relax,

Take a nap,

Do your taxes.

No matter how fast,

You run,

The rat race,

It doesn’t change,

The fact,

That beyond it’s face,

It’s a maze.