11th February, 2016 (Success comes home to roost)

by Brendan Strong

A deadline encroaches.

It’s easy to say “There’s more to life!” with
Jaunty indifference
Because
Your Life
Means Much
More.

But for the lucky, there’s more in work
Than some thing
to
do
in
slow
set
hours
(And the hours less settled at home),
Or the cash – to put down or
(if it’s there) to throw around.

Raising the pressure
In the arteries and veins:
Some love the strain,
Or the future fame.

Some work to some thing
Else, untouchable and un-
Explainable:
That thing you know, your self.

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