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Over Time

These hands
have toiled,
sweating, rough
and bleeding.

This furnace,
my body, striving
onward, in
day’s searing
heat-
desiring
collapse.

Stiff, brittle
claws, frozen-
these
hands.

Mind,
body,
spirit-
slowed, by
fatigue,
numbing pain.

Siphoned, by
parasitic quotas.
Besieged, by
ruthless taskmasters,
until, day’s
end.

Resting-
from
the labor,
of
the
day.

Over Time 1.0

These hands have toiled,
sweating, rough and bleeding.
Continuing on.

The body,
my great furnace,
driving forward
in the heat of the day,
wanting,
desiring collapse-
continuing.

Stiff and brittle claws,
frozen,
my hands have been.

Mind,
body,
spirit-
slowed by fatigue,
numbed with pain.

Siphoned by parasitic quotas.
Besieged by ruthless taskmasters,
until
the day’s end.
When I might rest
from,
the labor,
of the day.