How will we progress today?
Will we risk life attending Mosque,
Or have an affair with our spouse's boss?
Will we take the dog out for a walk,
Step on a landmine, use plastic straws?
Perhaps we'll play with our kids today,
Or call Amber Alert, wait scared, and pray?
Will we defy with a righteous tone,
Or leave, tails tucked, like a dog with his bone?
Will we gauge goods for our Vegan menu,
Or show distentions as millions do?
Will we drive around town for cheaper gas,
Or choose pickings from picked-over trash?
Do you sling eggs and sausage for sub-minimum wages,
Or attend visitations in a MADD rage?
Will you tee off at eight, or do a spin class,
Or sit solitary watching a sandless hourglass?
Did we place our script with the shiny drugstore,
Or wade across to Jordan's fair shore?
Will we question the teacher at our kid's school,
Or play Avatar falling off bar stools?
Did you set a reminder on your AI phone
For chicken delivery to your suburban home?
Will you lift copper tubing from construction sites,
Proclaiming your station gives you right?
Do I recline in my La-Z-Boy for a nap with a book,
Or teach someone to live with a line and a hook?
Will you take out your family,
Are you last on your list,
Will you reciprocate a handshake
Or raise a gloved fist?
Our words can't bind all our wounds;
Few are born with silver spoons.
We're not wrapped in silk cocoons.
A metamorphosis is coming
To this world of gloom,
A rousing street flight,
That can't come too soon.