Thank You Boredom by Gwil James Thomas

Thank You Boredom

Rice crackers at an
accountant’s retirement party,
love slowly sucked dry
like an exoskeleton –
not even with enough
passion to turn to hate.

The many ready
to criticise anyone
that slips through the net,
yet never doing anything
with their own lives.

living for
the weekend,
with the same people,
conversations and bars –
gets as just boring as those
convinced they’ll live forever
and drink protein shakes.

I’ve always admired quiet people –
it’s those who talk relentlessly
avoiding any chance of honest,
challenging or inspiring
that make me yawn.

You boring little fuck –
you’re asking me how
to feel less boredom
in your life?
That’s up to you mate –
one person’s monotony,
is another person’s
point of interest.

But I do know that the
endless excitement
of any one thing
would become boring,
given enough time –
so thank you boredom
for helping separate
the humdrum
from the heady.

Gwil James Thomas lives in the historically infamous city of Bristol, England. His debut poetry collection Gwil Vs Machine was published by Paper & Ink. His prose was recently featured in the Hand Job Zine anthology He was also once a member of the short lived Spanish/British band Irreparables He is currently trimming the fat on his second novel and putting together his second short story collection.

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