Sedentary Life Be Like…

texting a mile a minute

no matter how I spin it

they were on a different trajectory

working in a factory

churning butter for hours for their family

milling and tilling till satisfactory—

work was done

it was no fun

but they didn’t know

how to relax by the light of a tv show

Then came the refrigerator

They told work, “See you later

We have food for a bit

I can finally sit.”

The microwave

Made room for us to crave

As the way was paved

For even more downtime.

Electricity is zappier

But are we really happier?

Fulfillment of work is waning

Once mindful tasks now seen as draining—

A waste of precious time.

Our precious downtime.

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