Scratch, jack, bones,
skins, buckage, bank.
The nicknames change over time.
Did you know your distant ancestors worked no more
than four hours a day to earn their living?
They did not have a twenty four hour fire hose
of distractions, though.
Living was distraction enough.
If you find yourself addicted to electronic distractions
in the interstitial time between work and sleep, try saving a third of your income.
Your income is the congealed energy you traded your time for.
This practice will help wake you up.
And don’t forget to write.