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.

One thought on “Sedentary Life Be Like…

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s