Day Jobs Aren’t Forever (poem)

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Day jobs aren’t forever.
They are for now. For bills.
For the kids, the rent, the tax.

Day jobs are for the sanity.
For knowing you’re working.
Hardworking in bad times.

Day jobs aren’t just day jobs.
They are the social hub of life.
The place to laugh and scream,
To bitch about bad bosses and bad pay.

Day jobs keep us bobbing along,
Keep us afloat when we can’t go further.

Day jobs keep us funded; funded for who we really are.

A means to an end.

Day jobs let you be a surfer, a writer, a dancer, a boxer, an artist.

Day jobs aren’t forever. But they help us be us.

Help us leave our mark on the world.

Help us be forever.

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