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Not Needing a Meeting, Daily 31

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Not Needing a Meeting, Daily 31

31.
Some work day mornings just fill with sour time.
The evenness of the florescent lights is annoying
I see all the familiar faces hating every moment along with me.
A department meeting, how horrifying.

The common voices outlining choices--that have nothing to do with you
Blacken and blue, I must stomach this painful gathering of shrews 
A pressured push in the brain
To not let this  poison my day
I rely on pleasant memories to carry me away:
The last cherished talk, the phone message from a friend.
I really can’t wait for this meeting to end.

Now my agitation has been noticed.
I am not paying attention--thinking about folly and Ben.
The expression on my face shows rejection
Can she see my recollection of the last time we met?
Crap now I am found out; she must be judging what my whole life is about.

Turn toward her stare, show sincerity and care
Easy now tiger-- and smile--give the moment awhile.
Save face, my Japanese ancestors would say.
I am disciplined, this is work--not time to play.
Don’t let distraction make you her prey.

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  1. Date: 8/7/2011 12:22:00 PM
    I used to take a blank piece of paper after the meetings and say Oh! look! I wrote down everything that was important and hand my colleague the blank paper. A corporate meeting is the one place idiots can assert their intelligence. Vince

  1. Date: 8/5/2011 11:19:00 AM
    Wonderfully Penned--Just a nauseous time in your day you craft a wonderful poetic flow into another brilliant write! You are awesome!

  1. Date: 6/10/2011 5:10:00 AM
    Wishing you a wonderful day and weekend too. I enjoyed reading your poetry this morning Autumn. I hope your weekend is filled with love and joy and you find your soul filled with inspiration. Love, Carol