This is a day when I covered no ground.
Just pushed and shuffled my papers around,
Nudged at letters and winced at bills,
Sorting them out into different hills,
Hunted fretfully for a ruler,
Worried the overworked water cooler,
Sharpened pencils and filled my pen,
Then shuffled my papers around again.
Margaret Fishback, “Busy Day at the Office” from Poems Made Up to Take Out. Copyright © 1963 by Margaret Fishback. Reprinted by permission of Anthony Antolini.
Source: Poems Made Up to Take Out (D. McKay Co., 1963)
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