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An Observation

Every time I take a break The first day back it’s hard to fake Enthusiasm for returning While vacation sun’s still burning Pinkly where I missed a patch Behind my bicep. (Tip: Don’t scratch.)

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No Joke (Not Funny)

Vacations by their nature are especially seductive ‘Cause you’re busy being lazy while surrounded by productive People laboring to please you or at least despite your presence And as good and bad experiences go, that’s among the pleasants. Manichaeistic package … Continue reading

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Some Mondays

If rising action’s what you seek, Some Mondays make a merry week Much merrier by virtue of The Monday they must rise above. If racing’s more your metaphor, Embrace slow pace. That’s what it’s for! It’s easier to cruise at … Continue reading

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As I Explained To The Pharmacist

I’m slogging slowly through the set Of tasks I haven’t finished yet But there’s an easy reason why I’ve managed to avert my eye From each successfully thus far: I’d rather press a lit cigar Against my skin until the … Continue reading

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Stupid Gainful Employment

Wednesday worked out, well, okay. The wind wiped all the rain away And left the sky a limpid blue, But I was stuck inside. Boo-hoo.

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Watering The Neighbor’s Lawn

When I’m at work I often feel That students have the better deal: They go to class, they read, they write, They’re smarter when they say good-night. But then when I’m in school I’m thinking, What rank Kool-Aid was I … Continue reading

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Party Time

The weekend has arrived. Yippee. (That counts as overjoyed for me.) Another chance to sit around And count the times I haven’t frowned. It’s not that work defines me. No, Not even close. I’ll grant you, though, That what I … Continue reading

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