The Repo Man by Dale Innis
(A frightening thought for Halloween)
I’ve considered this before..
if all is merely rented here
(a truth that I’ve already seen)
then even my creativity
can be cancelled on the spot
and is subject to be sent elsewhere
if I don’t use it, when it comes to me.
If I put it aside until another day
another hour, a better mood
after I eat, or sleep or watch TV
but then some day, I could receive
a double knock upon the door
“I’m here to collect your creativity.
it’s obvious you don’t use it anymore.”
I believed, in error, it would still be there
tomorrow, or the next, forever and a day.
I presumed it exclusively mine to use,
or abuse; let the moss grow on my frontal cortex,
I never read the fine print clause in hindsight
“Your creativity is a gift given… but if you don’t
use it, you lose it and therefore.. all creative rights”
October 30, 2022