Workplace Woes

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.