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Business Mixer | A Poem by Guy Farmer

Meeting at a business mixer,
Exchanging half smiles,
Striking up a conversation
About a mutually shared
Interest, profession.

After only a few sentences,
The judgment kicks in,
Denigrating what the other does
To make oneself feel better,
More important.

Cycle of pathetic competition,
Broken people stepping on
Each others’ heads to
Continue avoiding
Looking inward.

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