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Love's Labor Love Letter

By Blake Bolen

hey there beautiful 
my work’s done for today 
and I’m laying in bed 
let me tell you 
what I’m wearing 
a baseball cap and socks 
overpriced overalls and boots 
and a burning desire 
to be a convenient person used 
to run the conventional world 
a brand new wrinkle free t-shirt 
that reeks of hangover sweat 
that’s a double x lie 
that can’t think for itself 
I wish I wasn’t wearing underwear 
I can’t take the pain 
I have to wear them for them 
I can’t see myself without them 
I can’t see myself at all 
I haven’t for many years 
I’m not wearing anything 
that doesn’t make me unique 
that makes me stand out 
that makes me one in a million 
that doesn’t please the new gods 
who rule over industrial society 
who own everyone therein 
who own everything 
what is mine 
is theirs 

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