How it all starts

Each day the alarm goes off you don’t move for just a little longer every time

You stay in the shower longer than you used to

Each opportunity to sit in traffic and go nowhere is a blessing that was once an inconvenience

The walks you take in your break are increasingly isolated

When you get home you sit in the car, something you never did before

They’re all signs you’re tired, not physically but mentally

They’re all signs you’ve had enough of the monotonous shit you call life

They’re all signs you’re on a slippery slope

They’re all signs of how it all starts, remember that.