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The Last Day

Waters Rising

 

You ask if I’m okay

It’s not that hard to say

I felt the nasty gut punch today

Like many others have before

 And now they’ve added one more

I search for air but find none anywhere

My heart throbs and presses in

Where will this top spin

Worry waters rush and rise

I stare ahead and rub my eyes

Surely this will go away

But such is not to be today

For fifteen years I toiled and toiled

Maybe I was just a bit spoiled

My heart throbs and presses in

Where will this top spin

Today I said good-bye to one and all

The box they gave me was kind-of small

The door, it’s so far away

Tomorrow will never be for me

This is the last and final day


5 Comments

  1. “Tomorrow is the first day of the rest of your life…”

    Have you written this as a farewell to your investment in a job that now has been taken away?

    I know the feeling of betrayal. Sharp, twisted and out of nowhere it comes. Trust that a new door opens, one much better and more promising than the last.

    Your poetry is bittersweet, poignant and haunting.

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  2. It’s hard to say goodbye when you’ve invested so much time and effort in a job.

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