Anti-Depressants

Job Search

I feel like I'm missing something
A keyword, phrase, or title
A location, a preferred setting
An advanced search subscription.

Reviewing the last many years
To put in a page or two
Summarized experiences
Skills, hobbies and interest

Browsing a close-up picture
Making a title they call a Headline
But perhaps a catchy Tagline
A self-marketing phrase

I am searching.
The diverse things I tried in the past
What's common or not
For that is what shall I look for in the present
To feed me, and cause me breathe for the future

Yes I am searching for a job.
For the young overachiever
For the envied and politicized employee of the year
For the poor generalist, and master of none
For the daughter, sister, and breadwinner
For the lover
For the dreamer
And me.

Author's Notes/Comments: 

While searching for jobs over the internet, one cannot help but feel the emotions of an unemployed. An unemployed right before Christmas.

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Modify Me

Place me under lock and key
composed of knives that sever me,
pills that bind me to the breeze
and cast me far from misery

Your means of conscious tinkering
will suit me just as comfortably,
for when I'm risen from my sleep...
I'll be new and incomplete

Write it bold on inner eyes -
a simple blink will set aside.
Hindrance come won't break my stride
or fault the ways to which I abide

I've given up on self-repair,
through fault or switch or greenest air
the latter of which I do declare
a flaw the likes of none despaired

Modify or justify until I feel a change;
I give you every building block to feel or rearrange
I'll sacrifice all inner works and light upon my face
just to breathe with ease as I begin to slow my pace.

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