My stomach growls in unfed anger,

As my mind patters out mindless thoughts

Through neurotic brain and nerve cells;

And I wish to God that I was not here

In this brainwashing dungeon of uselessness –

But with such thoughts treacherous

To my dutiful beliefs, I quieten

To scrawl out muddled notes during shortened

Lunch-break and ignore the futility of

My tummy ache and ponder

The effects of skipping lunch for unfinished work