April 30, 2009

A Hasty Poem


Gridlock and sunshine
Family and church
Termites and research
Grad school and work

Case notes and résumés
Diapers and milk
Haphazard dustjackets
Strewn on a shelf

Baby is coming
Papers are due
Pirates and tea parties
Pigs with the flu

Forwarded emails
Notes and citations
Yawnings and whinings
Blog moderation

Budget cuts, layoffs
Safety nets gone
Bubble baths, basketball
Toys on the lawn

Sleep deprivation
A cough and a sneeze
I'd rather be drumming
Than tapping on keys

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Amazing! Thanks for this, I feel the same way! Just pulled an all-nighter last night in preparation for my Masters Oral presentation and I'm definitely sneezing and sniffling, too!