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May 24, 2013

wearing my best 6-year-old underwear
i grasp the pen with the strength of a thousand
wage-slave laborers
another job application

my life’s low-lights
old jobs and disappointments
jotted out for a hiring manager
who might be all of 22

old bosses names forgotten
but their wrath against you
not so much

the ink from my pen
a tattoo of lies
to paper

you’re a veteran of many wars
and self-made
you’ve pushed the hickory plow
hauled this-washed that-built it-tore it down-fed kids-fixed these and broke those

the ink from my pen
a tattoo of lies
to paper


  1. Jeff Nguyen permalink
    May 24, 2013 15:50

    A true wordsmith, trying not to picture said wordsmith in his 6 year-old underwear, though.


    • May 24, 2013 16:16

      Some brands hold up better than others. I think that might be a new underwear commercial right there! Or argument against cheap booze? Thanks man…have a good extra day off.


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