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Caught on a Hamster Wheel

Heather has a Bachelor's Degree in English from Moravian College and has been freelance writing for more than 13 years.

Watched another Monday finish and another work week commence

A continuous merry go round that had no capability of stopping

Placed in a time warp that not even Riff Raff could predict

Not just a step to the left and a jump to the right

Less musical and even less strange at how ordinary it all is

Life in repetition where the ride was long and somewhat bumpy

Stuck in an endless loop of generic routine

Trying to find substance in the mundane and phony

Difficult to do so when everyone seemed to be two-faced

Lying to blend in or stand out above the fray

Not showing their true colors unless it suited them to do so

Benefitting them in the long and short run of things

Mind becoming a blank as the days and weeks washed together

Would almost rather be stuck in an insane Hollywood musical

Instead of this flat and atmosphere free environment

Where truth wanted to take a backseat to some fiction for a change

To step into a different world to allow imagination and creativity to flow

Well dried up a little bit in recent weeks due to literally nothing happening

Watched a lot of true crime and reality television that brain turned to mush

Leaked out all the spark and ideas along with it as the rain washed it away

Embracing the nuggets of inspiration when they come

Before vanishing away temporarily in a regular pattern of bewilderment

Searching for opportunities to have an adventure harder than thought

Discounting trips to the grocery store as too normal and too close to home

Ready to actually stand back and smell the roses for real this time

No longer chasing storm clouds for a change of pace

Looking for this metaphorical wheel to slow down

In order to get off and find some different scenery to look at

Even if it's only for a short period of time

Something is better than nothing.

Let's not do this time warp again.

Let's not do this time warp again.

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