there is a creeping senility

like a vine that wraps around our framework of meaning

and chokes it to death

in Education, teachers raise their hands in the Board Meeting

and the psychologist tries to understand his colleagues

teachers teach their students and when they leave the classroom

they can’t stop

which is probably true for all people

who identify with their jobs

the garbage man sees trash everywhere

the dentist spies his patients buying candy in the grocery store

the race car driver sits in traffic

and the accountant balances his checkbook

the prison guards watch the inmates

and the inmates watch the prison guards

who is locked up?

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