Cubicle Life, the End

I’ve sworn off cubicle life
sitting in front of a screen.
Many emails mean
I have to stay up late
studying spreadsheets
of a growing predicament,
my destiny to telecommute,
weekend from home.

I’ve sworn off cubicle life
in a windowless room
tracing a mouse across
the horizon of my desktop,
menu bars bloom instant messages,
the person on the other side of the aisle
reports to a manager who wants to fire me.

No more idiot project managers!
No more conference calls!
No more M&Ms washed down with
cups of coffee to keep going!
At home,  I ditch the T.V. Ha, ha, ha.
It can no longer monitor me.



About Lenore Weiss

Lenore's collections include "Tap Dancing on the Silverado Trail" (2011) from Finishing Line Press, “Sh’ma Yis’rael” (2007) from Pudding House Publications, and "Cutting Down the Last Tree on Easter Island" (West End Press, 2012). Her writing has won recognition from Poets&Writers (finalist in California Voices contest) and as a finalist for Pablo Neruda Prize, Nimrod International Journal. The Society for Technical Communication has recognized her work regarding Technical Literacy in the schools. All material is copyrighted on this site and cannot be used without the author's permission.
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