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“Happy Birthday”

January 21, 2011

The idiot in my office expects me to sing,
and when I abstain, we all get a memo.
In it, I am referred to as nonparticipant
and there is a polite suggestion
that nonparticipants excuse themselves
instead of triggering the fire alarm.

3 Comments leave one →
  1. January 21, 2011 11:46 pm

    Fantastic! I laughed out loud and surprised myself, and this was just at the second line! It’s dead-pan nature had me rumbling all the way to its swift conclusion! And yet, great writing, lovely pace, and the words selected are used just so. I read it again.

  2. mark permalink
    January 23, 2011 5:29 am


  3. August 1, 2011 1:50 pm

    brilliant, smiles.

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