the new clerks

Wednesday, August 21, 1991

the new clerks

em = By Phil McManus

having sworn their silent allegiance

to maintain that which exists,

there is a future

of freeway parking lots

at peak hour,

a caffeine-fix at the office,

cafeteria lunch,

a drive to the suburbs

and four days

'til the weekend.

soon they may see no alternative,

perhaps later, their minds numbed

by five days of monotony

and two days escape,

they may begin to like this existence