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.