First day at the office

First day at the office

walk in

fake smiles

an empty desk in the corner

next to the rubbish bin

the hum of the photocopier

and the drip drip

                                d r i p

of the water machine matches your boss’s charm that

o

  o

    z

     e

      s

as he tells you to do the coffee run

Red lipped mouths parrot the same discordant

chatter of ‘Are you new?’

You look outside the 10 story building and

wonder

of the seconds it will take for your body to hit

the pavement

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