escher poetry — [O] :: 5

my boyhood goal
make my way
helping flowers spread

my careers adviser
told me no
i was too flighty

he said there’d be
good jobs for me
building mighty roads

chorus
so here i am
a cat man
on my day off

i wanted to know
where roads might go
but my boss said no

he said i’d be
just flapping about
“we need a digger driver”

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so you tell me
when do you see
butterflies building roads

power blocked me
from being my be
it couldn’t ken my difference

chorus
so here i am
a cat man
every day is off