Work lunacy

After closing my laptop, working like mad I go down to the basement of our empty office building, change my clothes and jump on my bicycle, at home I only have time for lamenting the mania of March, where packed with meetings and emails I spreadsheet my days into powerpoint deadlines. Lent is upon us, no rest until Easter.

patches of whiteness
turning grayer from daylight —
yesterday’s snow

Workers in snow by Edvard Munch

My March has begun working like mad, which fits the prompt for March madness by Merril at dVerse. I will try to read a bit tonight before going to bed.

30 responses to “Work lunacy

  1. This line stood out for me: ” I spreadheet my days into powerpoint deadlines.” Like an artificial ordering of life.
    And old gray snow is so sad–and dreary.
    That Munch painting is great. The workers look grim–I feel like they’re about to rebel.

  2. I’ve often wondered how you cycle to work an an office wearing a suit. But I guess you have a closet or locker, and change before and after work; very sensible. I think your word is “spreadsheet” not spreadheet; smile.

  3. i run to and from work somedays, its always hot here, or rain, i would love more of grey. your haiku is pitch perfect, a seasonal best

  4. “working like mad
    I go down
    to the basement
    of our empty
    office building, change my
    clothes
    and jump on
    my
    bi[k]e” …
    “lamenting the mania”

    I love those sections. I think they feel like song lyrics. Bob Dylan vibe.

  5. I really got the sense of how frazzled and over worked you are from your haibun. The image you have used is very fitting. I hope the pressure eases up soon.

  6. “I spreadsheet my days into powerpoint deadlines”: Such a clever line, that very well captures the busyness. I really liked the haiku, with the gray apparent on the white.

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