Go Against The Flow

Intimidation is the sprout, the sprite, the spirit of our age
How do you know that? You ask
That’s how.

You’re so intimidated you can’t even tell me
What you want to drink
What would you like? Whatever I’m having?

Would you like to come?
Who else is coming? You ask
Have to see what the others might.

You know what’s really controlling up you?
A marionette—in your life
Yes marionetted that’s what you are.

This serious correct in the office language is a fake
An imaginary billion dollar suing
Stopping you doing.

Try it on, push it’s button, pull the ear phones out
I dare you, stare it down until it blinks
With ‘Whatever you are afraid to do
Do it.’*

* Ralph Waldo Emerson