The light outside like a rainy afternoon,

His alarm clock…five:fifty-one…

He suddenly thought, “I’ve overslept!”

And got up on the run.

His wife was where she’d normally be

Any afternoon…

He’d better call in, frantically,

Telling work he’s late but would get there soon!

Was strange to hear his boss’s voice

Answering the telephone…

It was but Friday morning, AM,

Too early to leave home.

–Jonathan Caswell

(The author works 2nd shift…4:30 PM to 12:30. or so, AM)

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