The numbers

I want to write a poem today
but the numbers are against me:

I teach in a room built for 9 people
I have 26 people today

I have 3 annoyingly annoyed case managers
in the computer lab, and 1 little man

in my only private space, my office,
doing psychological assessments. I have 8

new clients, and 1 sore back. I have a need
for 2 new contacts, and I have 1 stressful

job developer (who does great work) who
will be covering class later. I need to teach

for 4 more hours, and I have a meeting with
1 center director and a case manager

in an hour and a half.

3 Comments

Filed under Frustrations and Rants, Musings, poetry

3 responses to “The numbers

  1. fondakowski

    I love this poem. What a nice conceit you carried through so well right to the end. I am tempted to add up the numbers and make some kind of mathless equation out of it to mean: I’m so tired.

    Love it!

  2. Sounds like hell to me –
    surrounded by caseprimadonas and their beaurocratic/self preservation agendas.

    may God give you the humor to stop yourself from choking the shit out of those who so richly deserve it.

  3. Sounds like hell to me –
    surrounded by caseprimadonas and their beaurocratic/self preservation agendas.

    may God give you the humor to stop yourself from choking the shit out of those who so richly deserve it.

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