My time is given for others even though I’m able to make a buck in this uncertain juncture.
My gloves are on, but I don’t have to go to the ring.
While I may have looked down on one occupation, I found some importance even when I wanted to do something else.
My health is on the line each time I walk through the door to help.
The diligence becomes greater as my creative works are harder to reach.
Maybe I should’ve canceled that challenge to write even if I have more reason to stay at home when I’m not on the clock at one place.
I’m glad I’m considered useful, but I wonder what the new normal would look like.
My autodidactic mind was on full throttle
Once I dug into the search engines I could find
So many things of constructive and artistic value came to my eyes
Things such as computers, pacemakers, CCTV, and lesser-known types of music
Among so many other things
Gave me such an enlightenment
Although a lingering sense of frustration filled my mind
“Why didn’t I know about this person?
“How did I not know that about this invention or piece of art?”
“So and so plagiarized this?”
“This person couldn’t get a patent because of their race?”
Those questions flooded my mind once I did my full diligence in my research
I was surrounded by the legacy of innovators in different fields I had never heard of
That realization hit me with things I took for granted
I wanted to know more and do more
I want to be an innovator in my multiple disciplines
So much inspiration gave me a reason to keep on living and to keep creating