The great city life

Off white, high light, low ceiling, numb feeling, all breathing, all living? all dreaming?

Flat monitor screens fight the rare sunbeams; when they shine past the blinds, can’t compete for the minds, but are taken and stored, for the coffee when bored, and a need to complain about Great British rain… a guaranteed conversation, existence stays sane. Return to the confine, of desk, screen and deadline, the silence of spreadsheets takeover again.

Touch typing competes with the rain tapping beats, the air’s dry but the weathers got in.

In the quiet, fingers flicker, only eye movements quicker, clocks constant tock tick, a dozen mouse buttons click, atmospheric concentration, drowning thoughts and expressions, causing slow suffocation, still the silence unthreatened, except by the rain on the street.

…and come five o’clock when the working day stops, starched graph paper patterns will surely be dampend, on the backs and the collars, of the tired and bothered, as they escape from the off white, low ceiling, high light, but until then stay seated, dead still and defeated, uncompleted?… All living?… All dreaming?

The great city life

Gretchen O'Donald

Joined April 2008

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An observation of office life in ‘the city’

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