Lamentations Part II

What am I doing here? feel myself wasting away under a job that says I must give thought to poetry only when there's free time - why have I allowed myself to be drawn into another injurious open market? did I have a better choice back there?
Each day I learn a little more - but what constitutes this growth? just that today one's older than he was yesterday - only to discover that I'm still unemployed.
In denying the contemplative life we do so in order to get the whole population into the labor field and thereby "create" an industrial hierarchy that is we are used for the purpose of holding up those on top.

Courtesy of The Fales Library, Special Collections, New York University


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