my ho-hum friend

empty-office-hallway-95771_960_720what new wonders
to discover
what old news
i never read
it’s the eve
of the eve
with time
up my sleeve
this place is nearly dead
everyone took off today
except for me and old ennui
so i’m not all alone…
we’ll play pretend,
my ho-hum friend,
i’ll stay with you til three
but then you’re on your own
© 2016 kStan(ly) Lanning
picture by stephen bayer, courtesy
created for the Daily prompt – discover

he’ll have to fix this soon

he starts at 9
he’s there, on time,
he gets a little work done
office-691508_960_720but then he takes
a coffee break
his boss finds
fully irksome
his break takes
40 minutes
then he hangs at
connie’s desk
to talk about
his weekend
which was always
he kills his mornings
every day
in pretty much
the selfsame way
just like his
no one wants to
tell him that
he’ll have to
fix this soon
he’s in a rut
of his own
and his boss
is losing


© 2016 kStan(ly) Lanning
picture by unsplash, courtesy
created for the Daily prompt – irksome