workplace lewdness

don’t photograph the face but
the torso,
that’s what they want,
nothing above sharp abs,
big limbs, strong hands grasping and pulling,
thick legs and everything between them,
no face, so the viewer can replace it
with their own,
or let their jealousy complete it;
show no eyes, no ears, no nose,
no senses to this creature,
no signals sent out –
is he enjoying this?
shocked at his own actions?
Or worse, bored,
clocking in on the 9-to-5,
taking one for the dollar –
a body sold just as easily as an hour –
but the viewer does not equate the grappling and thrusting
with a steelmill, or a grocery,
the viewer does not truly consider
himself sold in the same way.

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