We are born

And right away

We are given a shovel


We are digging our own grave


It is slow at first

The ground is so hard

It is just so hard to break


But when someone else

can help you break through


You will be digging your own grave


You see

Someone in the world is

Slowly draining you

Slowly taking the life out of you


Recognize that person

And do something for yourself

Let yourself live


Whether it is the significant other

Telling you who you are

What to be

How to live




The job

That takes a bit of compassion

A bit of truth

A bit of life

Out of you


Recognize it

Seize it

For you should not


Be digging your own grave


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