The Unfortunate Fools

All they needed was time—
and heartfelt embraces,
it’s what’s worth giving,
yet, they willingly, sold it to the boss
or gave it to the gizmos
they called tech.

Like cats at a canary
they gazed at screens,
instead of each other.

After they gave the boss
the extra four,
when they came home,
even if one had wine,
and the other kicked back a brew,
there were no syllables between the two.
they chose to horde the time they had on loan.
They became the unfortunate fools
that had everything,
but   each other.



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