For Nothing

By Steve Cavin

Imagine

Just for a moment,

A life other than your own.

And ask yourself why

Would you ever spend

Your time that way.


Just imagine

Collecting other people's garbage,

Cleaning other people's toilets,

Preparing other people's meals.

Trimming other people's yards,

Building other people's roads.


Really, imagine

Teaching other people's children,

Fixing other people's cars,

Healing other people's illnesses,

Protecting other people's homes,

Listening to other people's problems.


I imagine

That you've always been right there.

Turning people into profits,

Gardens into graveyards,

Children into chattel,

And misery into money.


Thanks.

Thanks for nothing.