T H E . L I E


The dollar signs I write
Turn numbers into dollars
Yet it’s only creativity
That turns dollars into value


Thoughts
A young man entered my living room to check the chimney, and after fifteen minutes he proceeded to clean it. I stared, wondering how many fireplaces he would clean that day, how long he’d been doing his job, and how much damage the job had done to his lungs. When he left I stared at my computer, wondering how many dollar signs I would write that day, how long I’d been doing my job, and how much damage the job had done to my lungs.
Somewhere between hello, please, and thank you, creativity is found struggling beneath the black tars of exhaustion, silenced by the strangling of our own hands.


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