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16:45

Tags: stress, office

Stress induced poem

Information overload
Another fucking meeting request???
Ring ring a desk phone goes off nearby
'Throb Throb' goes my head
'Click Clack' goes my neighbour’s keyboard
'Rackity Rack Rack' someone drums their fingers infuriatingly

Approaching deadlines tighten around me
Need to think
Approaching explosion point
Stress rising
Could use a drink or two...

I see you approach me in the window reflection
And school my features
I want to rip your arm off and beat you with it
Instead I smile politely
Micro managing idiot
That could have been sent via email

Cubicles encroaching
Penned in like livestock
Snarling at each other in polite business tones
Stressed over insignificance
I stick my radio on
It adds to the humming cacophony that is this zoo

I look out of my window
And wish I could just open it up
And fly away somewhere quiet
Somewhere away from everyone
Or just lie on my back on the grass
And watch the sky

I can’t though...
Too many responsibilities
Defeated I begin to type 'Click clack clack'

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