Friday, September 11, 2015

The Reflection of Shadows: Is It Worth It? Let Me Work It.

The Reflection of Shadows
A collection of moments

Is It Worth It? Let Me Work It.

Calendars and planning meetings,
Fail to a verbal beating,
Numbers, papers, data sequence-
Everything’s about the distance.
About the goal, the destination,
Leaping without hesitation,
Mail, phone calls, conversations-
Deadlines coming, pulses racing.
Bosses, supervisors, chiefs
Telling you to take the leap-
Code of Ethics violations,
Shaky, phony explanations.
All the work and all the sweat-
Nothing real to show for it.
Early mornings, drawn out days,
Late nights when your eyes are glazed,
Last decisions, one last minute-
Always pushing to the limit.
Order supplies, clean the office,
Print reports on all the losses,
More to do and less to say,
I think I’ll call in sick today.

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