unaware of any underlying pulse
life is a simple existence
when needs are basic
quite happy to be and to be attended
but increasing awareness

the other guy across the room
his brazen body is real cool
start to step up to bigger things
hoping to catch up to him
have his drink, his smoke, his girl

now the pace is really moving
keeping up with the contagion
a wife, two kids, a mortgage plus
not to mention the lawn mowing fuss
just keep on going, going, going

at last the pace is slowing down
that other guy has long since gone
a used by date is now appearing
it is all a question of good timing
and knowing when to step aside

© Richard Scutter 8 August 2007


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