Workplace Meetings

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Workplace meetings where
serious faces exchange trivial
ideas and formal language is
shat from the mouths of
robots as I sit in silence and
wonder
am I the only one who sees
the absurdity of devoting one’s
time and energy to the
merest most minuscule matters
of our everyday reality?
Straight faces talk about
potential improvements and
broken coffee machines and
computer disc space and
paper supplies as the big blue
planet keeps on spinning around
the sun
somewhere in infinite space
and the relentless march of time
pulls all of us closer to our
deaths
and nobody stops to interrupt the
meeting and say
“who gives a shit?”
our lives are expiring on this
planet in our universe whose
origins are unknown so
let’s not get too worked up about
work,
have a beer,
have sex,
have a pair of balls,
have a voice,
look towards the stars instead of
bickering over specs of dust,
don’t worry too much about
anything,
every fool is on this ball together
spinning deep within the ocean of
eternal darkness inhabited by
scattered starlight.
Meanwhile,
photocopying documents is
discussed for forty-five minutes,
I think nothing,
feel nothing,
say nothing,
contribute nothing,
my mind emigrates from the
hopelessness that swarms inside
the borders of these four walls,
the mind wants
to dream,
the mind wants
to hope,
the mind wants
to love.

– Lennie Bezwik

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About bezwik

Lennie Bezwik is an English poet and lyricist who lives in Spain. Before getting into poetry, Bezwik was part of the London based UK Hip Hop scene, writing songs, producing tracks and performing live rap. Over the last few years, Bezwik has done a lot of travelling, drinking and writing. Nowadays, he sneaks off to dingy little Spanish bars at night and writes poems in his notebook. His biggest inspirations are homelessness, unemployment, booze, love and being dreamy.

2 responses to “Workplace Meetings”

  1. formyfrog says :

    I’d leave more of a comment, but who gives a shit?

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