BOMBARDED

by May 25, 2023 1 comment

He laughs like
a man gone mad
I’ve been in his shoes
many times
To the unknowing-
a laugh of joy
Yes John does
like to joke
But this-
a laugh of frustration
I don’t
envy him
Bombarded
by urgent matters
Joy only found in
the closeness
the movement
of the clock toward
quitting time

editors note:

A nervous tick, or anxious clock talk. – mh clay

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