At the keyboard, staring blankly,
Nothing urgent, nothing to do.
Time is creeping, feel like sleeping,
Can’t do nothing, nothing to do.
Open a file, stare awhile,
Never miss a local story.
Try another, nothing to do.
Go for coffee, nothing there,
Sort the paperclips, adjust my chair.
Endless nothing, nothing to do.
Boss comes asking, multi-tasking,
One half sleeping, one half there
Back to the keyboard, blankly staring,
Almost lunchtime, nothing to do.
Fighting sleep the afternoon creeps.
Phone won’t ring, nothing to do.
Write a memo, plan a meeting
Check my numbers, send birthday greetings.
Plan a project, on-line training,
Google “happiness”; I’m not there
Not asleep, but only barely
Colleague’s story, blankly staring.
Time is slowing, no one knowing.
I’m not really anywhere.
Never striving, never arriving
I’m not going anywhere.