by R. Zahniser

When they told us we needed to put in more hours
because the business environment was so competitive,
we put in more hours.

When they told us we needed to work weekends
to show our can-do spirit,
we worked weekends.

So when they told us to go back to our desks,
that everything was secure
and to stop going over to the windows
to look at the smoke from the other tower,
we went back to our desks.

(Based on a news article)

Copyright © 2007 - R. Zahniser
Published: 11/15/07   ·  Author's Page   ·  Next Poem