what was that? is that all there is? who is this? this is it.

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status quo bro

June 25, 2021


Waves of nostalgia washing up on shore

as if I’ve done all this   before

ahead of the curve   the next big thing

yet so   twenty-six years ago

recycling a trend cycle

continuously toeing the line

between broken in and worn out


Waves of nausea sneaking up on me

clouds of perfume overtaking the lobby

close enough to catch a whiff

recycled office building air

conditioned to stand in line 

don’t ask questions

go with the flow they want me to go

with what may or may not be so


Waves of inertia surrounding me

coming for to carry me       home

keeping things on track

in a rut    a holding pattern

complacent   stasis   status quo

ankling awkward pedal strokes

pushing squares   out of the saddle

out of the frying pan and

preaching to the choir


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pilder asser said...

wrote this little ditty 12 years ago. But it came back to me this morning like acid reflux. Or maybe more like hawking up a big goober when I finally get outside after huffing my own breath in a face mask for 40 minutes on the train. same as it ever was

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