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Labor Daze


09.02.19 Posted in today's words by

Patricia Asuncion’s most recent poem to appear here was “Up In Smoke?” (April 2019).

Labor Daze
By Patricia Asuncion

Addicts writhe
one rush to next. Adrenalin surge
throbbing deadlines blur work into cold-

sweat frenzies.

Work-ethic dogma pushes red-eyed needles
into high achievers who want job done bureaucrat’s

paper trail
in tri pli cate
in chronological o
r
d
e
r.

right,

Monday to Friday breath held 120 hours

until TGIF furlough
one happy hour
one freeze-dried weekend

token treats
for obedient circus elephants.



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