Words: Natasha, Blogger from Detailed Accounts of Nothing.
Collage: Peter Campbell
Do you like my suit and tie?
My cufflinks are my war medals
The subway smells like urine
Secret underground rail system
Taking me each day from my base to the trenches
My office desk is piled with unfinished documents
sprawled over with the blood of a red ink pen
Beads of sweat form on my forehead
My tie suddenly feels too tight
Should I push the button?
I slowly press “Send”
Another email I cannot recall
The battlefield is noisy
I hear the distant rumbles of the disapproving boss
Succeeded by the ever sounding rattling of numerous keys on countless keyboards
I excel at Excel.
I’m a wizard at Word
So why, oh why
Is my voice not heard?
Every day I fight my own personal war
And live to tell this tale
At least I get
A two week vacation.
Tash is a twenty-something year old aspiring bohemian who calls the world her home. In her spare time, she is also a public servant in Canberra, Australia. She loves travel and writing and finds beauty and enlightenment in small, forgotten things. Check out more of Tash’s thoughtful words at Detailed Accounts of Nothing.
Peter Campbell hails from Wellington, New Zealand. He spends his time producing collages, freelance illustrating and tutoring design and art history at a Wellington design school. See more of his collages here.