April 13, 2010
 

My Fifth of July Koan, Beached

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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 :--)

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

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

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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

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

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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

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

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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!

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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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