Free Verse – Diligence – JG

Deeper

Digging for hidden treasure
At the bottom of a sandbox;
Going through the motions of hard labor,
Repetitive actions, brainless behaviors,
Every day – the colorless blur –
Change is the only cure
But different is frightening
While staying the course is comforting.

Deeper and Deeper
Toward nothing.
Knowing that the only reward,
The only result,
Is fatigue and the creeping death
Of all you once dreamed of.

Digging for hidden treasure
At the bottom of a sandbox;
But still: Dig deeper and deeper.
What’s buried beneath here
May not be too far out of reach,
Keep true to the character you seek:
Diligence in everything.

Jessie Gutierrez 

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