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Hours to Go ‘Til Midnight
 

 
Hours to Go ‘Til Midnight

Holding out
for a message,
a crystal clear
response.

Listening intently
for soft voices
warbling
tunes of
affirmation.

Peering into
darkness
at horizons
so far away.

Fingering buttons
of compacted
disaster,
feeling
the red heat.

Swallowing back
demanding
expletives,
avoiding exposure
of raw nerves.

Sealing lids
of hampers
holding festering
dirty laundry.

Protecting personal
and collective
pride.

Knowing
unpeeled secrets
may offend
sensibilities,
leading to
unbearable
shock and
cost overloads.

Slinking into
distant corners
contemplating
resultant repercussions.

Carefully eying
those who would
judge,
intending to
ascertain degrees
of damage
already in line
for indictment.

Head bowed
in the still
of the night,
while the
mind whirs.

Another day of
modern survival
ticks off the
hours
until midnight.

I am,
therefore I suffer…
these rules are
written
on the wind.


Submitted for the Pick Your Theme challenge

Theme: Dealing with the interactions of modern corporate life

I’m not expecting many to admit that they can relate to this, thus I’m not expecting many comments.

By AlwaysMyWords

© 2010 AlwaysMyWords (All rights reserved)

 

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