We Wanted This

January 13th, 2019

We asked for this
We wanted to fly and so our planes leave trails across the sky
We wanted this
we wanted people not to jet in front of us in morning traffic, harried in stoplight, so we contracted them to build the cameras of which we are now suspicious
we wanted this
we wanted people to behave in the way we thought was most sensible so we wrote and enacted last that kept people in fear of doing anything else or else the police whom we hired would arrest us or fine us and use those fines for the government which we now don’t trust
we wanted this
we wanted regularity of schedule and so we trapped ourselves in what we now disparagingly call 9-5s
we wanted this
we wanted to work where we wanted to work because there were people who could do that
and now a tattered trump sign hangs next to the road.