no fun

this looking on

trying to understand people

in the what they do

bean counters of time & emotion

I’m only trying to get by

is what they say

while climbing over others

is what they do

self interest masquerading

as care thoughtfulness

paper thin ego parade

drip charade of tears

the young girl tiptoeing the street

acting doe demure

downcast eyes of modesty

knowing full sure the world is peering in

attentive to every detail

the invisible audience everywhere

& I am looking on

knowing full certain

there is no real fun to be had

in these monkeys with anxiety

trying to fit in

rather than be

walking with the ranger

looking at ways

to improve signs

interpretation boards

& this sign? he asked quiet

it says fuck off!

I said

I put this in place he explains

because climbing that cliff

is dangerous

yeah, got that I agreed

but the wise people

they look at the cliff

& say not today jesus

I’ll come when I’m ready

& just walk on

but your average fuckwit?

it’s a challenge

I’m rough & tough me

bring it the fuck on

will set out to conquer

just to prove you wrong

the more than average fuckwit

looks reads the sign & says

yes of course

now tell me something

I don’t know

you get all of that he asks

from just this one sign?

well there is more…

I understand he wants people

to be safe out here in the remote

but he doesn’t understand

that people do stupid things

just for fun

the rush

then he asks

do you need to use the word

fuck so much?

well there is more…

I say

as we walk on with hope

of understanding