April 13, 2010

My Fifth of July Koan, Beached


Ain't No Cure For The Summertime "Dues"

By Jamie Sparrow

Where's my long-extended July 4th holiday weekend?
It's July FIFTH & the agency should be closed. I shouldn't be here!

...If you're reading this, you shouldn't be either :--)


Out of school and out of reasons to avoid growing up
All "this", replacing what was once filled with sand & waves


Now instead of morning dew, it's what the client is due
The deliverables chill out the office air more than the fan


For what? ...pay that covers rent and an every-other-weekend share
Disbelieving too that I think about my boss when I'm on Fire Island


Experiencing the new-found self-pity of a full-day Friday
A Summer-killing job with emails about the menu for the client lunch


Cynical about the promises of Fall and all the media party buzz to be
Hoping that the night air then is still warm and the excitement hot


But right now Labor Day is three would-be suntan lotion bottles away
Coppertone's sales ain't growing with my help this year


Though Toshiba's will, with all the stuff I'm dumping on it
Relating to its slow hard-drive today... in more ways than one!


Jamie Sparrow is a professional linguistic programming consultant and artistic creative expression coach living in a random corner of the United States. He has an honorary Masters Degree which he gave himself for being so cool. He's also got a sense of humor. If you love his work you can contact him at: editor@madisonavenuejournal.com. If you disagree with him then that's too bad. If you hate his work then you can buy some ice cream.

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