Oh Fie! Office! ! !

I’m getting used to how it feels
to be a cog in the wheels of efficiency
where friendship is the garb of choice and preferred medium to convey the static noise
of officialese, to cloak politics and veil jibes
that otherwise would be intolerable, provoking fights and a well-aimed swipe or two but this will have to do and I watch my step lest I trod
on some mighty tail and silly me,
fail to grovel (or bite back) hard enough.

Colleague – a word ill-defined when found
in any dictionary when truth be told
it spells those who are bound by the same ties…