Wake up.

Lethargic, unmotivated, drained.

 

At work.

Clock in, they know I’m here.

Hour by hour the joy is squeezed out.

Personal resolve crumbles beneath sledgehammers.

 

Home time.

Clock out, escape, put the wretched place behind me,

I’m a dead man walking.

 

In bed.

Cry a little, struggle to get to sleep, stress keeps me awake.

 

Brand new day… repeat.