Office Politics


slow drip
whisper these white walls
wonder if she’s better, more interesting than
our socks were the same – we were both wearing purple and gray argyle socks

can’t remember what his name is
quick chilly air
saccharine holiday elves, shining rosy cheeks
other side of the glass
melting imperceptibly
love her but I think she’s straight

stagnant air, microwave reheating

she fidgets when she talks
false plant, idle in the corner
bad paintings, but he always looks at them

music droning florescent light
louder when the door
opens

- Colleen Webber