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I love pressing buttons.
So, when I saw a new restaurant
with a sign that read 'Open',
press button for service.
I looked on their entrance door for a button.
I was anxious to press this button
Like Pavlov's dog
I was compelled to find
some doorbell to press..
Push push push
press press press.
I scanned on top of their door
I looked up and down the paneling
on both sides.
I checked the door jam.
I couldn't find a gong to pull
nor a button to press.
Not only could I not find one
but. after many fruitless minutes
without results,
I realized I wasn't hungry anymore.
As I sat on their outside
bench contemplating
my Zen moment;
It began to filter in
how what if there had been a buzzer
to press..
to then be granted entrance
through
a swinging door or open gate.
And, what if entering and accepting service
It wouldn't have been
in my best interest, or theirs.
Regardless, this scavenger hunt
had worn me down
But, at least there was a lesson in it.
We press too many buttons
We are always looking for that next button to push.
Sometimes the best we can do
is not find the button
Or not create a button to push,
in the first place.
It's quite possible
we'd all be better off if many buttons
buzzers, gongs or levers
had never been been installed.
But, just as Royalty needs subjects.
Actors need lines.
A theater needs an audience.
A key needs it's corresponding lock.
we seek buttons to push.
Commoners and kings alike
are skilled at
making, finding and pressing buttons,
turning knobs, hitting key strokes
setting off chain reactions
with a mere pull of a lever
or a press of a button.
As a professional button pusher
Have I neglected to weigh
the cost/benefit
of pushing a button or leaving it alone.
Such is my current dilemma.
Whether or not to push
the 'submit' button to
'publish' this piece of work.
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