One does not sprint a marathon
Neither does one race a bus
But in the work place, so it seems,
That’s exactly what they want from us.
Every task is critical;
Each of highest priority
Expected quite some time ago
Before it was assigned to me.
With ever present implications
That failing to meet some magic metric
Will carry vast recriminations.
It all makes my work life quite hectic.
I will seek self-preservation,
Time for an endless vacation.