Friday, January 20, 2006

Break time should be made of sterner stuff.

Pantoum During Work

Emotionally bid such sweet Friday adieu.
Now, hurry to work, but be wary of the cops.
Who’d be fool enough to ask whether you want to?
Skulking past a desk so as to avoid your boss

Now, hurry to work, but be wary of the cops.
That tall stack of papers should come as no surprise.
Skulking past a desk so as to avoid your boss
Desperate sips of coffee jolt sleep from your eyes.

That tall stack of papers should come as no surprise.
Monotonous and tepid work makes your mind lag.
Desperate sips of coffee jolt sleep from your eyes.
Minutes, as an army, struggle, making days drag.

Monotonous and tepid work makes your mind lag.
Mark each and every hour of this journeyman’s plight
Minutes, as an army, struggle, making days drag.
At the close of day, celebrate the too brief night

Mark each and every hour of this journeyman’s plight
Who’d be fool enough to ask whether you want to?
At the close of day, celebrate the too brief night
Emotionally bid such sweet Friday adieu.

3 Comments:

Blogger Bassizzzt said...

Unfortunately, Fridays where I work are often met with leaving an hour late to catch up on projects so that they don't run into the following work week, and this might include having to skip lunch just to get caught up. I sometimes feel guilty whenever I leave on time.

10:27 PM  
Blogger copy editor said...

I work for a client services department, so we usually get slammed Tuesday - Thursday, while Mondays and Fridays are calmer.

12:37 PM  
Blogger Bassizzzt said...

CE: check out my latest blog and comment?

11:52 PM  

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