Defined and Refined

quantify time in money, spend it

qualify happiness with output, earn it

queue for a future, wait for it

always wait for it

with passion, you barely stand on your own

too fearful to stand alone, so you go along

a drone, buckling under conventions

sacrificing your soul for fear of unseen contentions 

stuffing life down, way down

until cold underground

death; the reflection of life 

separated by time, such a fine line