April 8th, 2002

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so why is it
that they call this
the "real" world?
nothing that matters here is real
your credit rating
equity on your condo
your rental history
your salary
are
values and variables
bits and bytes
in someone else's computer
and yet
they're your whole fucking identity
you can breathe without them
but that's about it
what have i been doing for six years?
"building a career"?
in "today's economy" it looks like
i've barely managed to build up to the next step down
and nothing that is real matters here