This poem I wrote on Saturday. As you may be able to tell, I didn't have a good Friday afternoon:
Customer Service Representative
Terror strikes the heart—
But it's only anticipation of frustration
Redirection is the inevitable next step
You don't want to deal
The next representative will be hiding
They will conveniently be busy for the next fifteen to thirty minutes
I know all your tricks
I'm not going away without a fight
So play that funky muzak, please
And so it goes...
Your precious piece of royalty-free adult contemporary soft rock
It plays for three minutes and some change
By round three, I'm unconsciously clicking my tongue
The ten second bongo solo at 2:08 has been permanently etched on my ear drums
Could it really be?
No, no. Not yet. Sweat it out some more
Because surely you are the next valuable customer in line
Hello? Hello? No, no.
I can hear you, I can purge you from all of your personal information now
Desperation builds trust in strangers
What is your call in reference to?
Charges of a ruined hour, a ruined day. A wasted life, if you can believe it.
A back and forth later and where are we now?
That telling oh...
An apology for not being able to perform magic
A transfer to someone who surely can pull a miracle out of a hat
Your call is very important to us
As for other news in the life of this writer, I'm still working on getting two more chapters of In Another Life live this week. If you haven't stopped by yet, check it out. You just may like it. Once those are up, it's going to be straight back to a first draft I'm in the middle of. This one is slow going, but I'm trying to get it right the first time, so as long as it takes I'll stick with it.
My writing playlist has expanded to include The Beatles Anthology Highlights. Found out this dropped today and immediately spent my Amazon gift card on it (luckily I had one of those left). I know what you're thinking--aren't you a Beatles freak? Don't you already have these songs? Well, not exactly. My brother and I were always close, so when all the anthology CD sets came out, we bought one set and shared. Somehow he ended up with all the discs and I ended up with only a select number of MP3 files... hmm... Anyway, now that I have it on my Amazon player, I'll have it anywhere I go.
I was also lucky enough to get a truckload of Garnier Skin Active Clearly Brighter moisturizer samples to try out from Crowdtap, and as any good writer does, I wrote about it. You can get all the details over at Showered in Beauty.
If you're writing poetry this month, don't hesitate to share your links. I'd love to read it. :-)