This morning, I saw a job ad.
Like all the other job ads,
Like yesterday’s job notification,
Received by email.
Sinking in a bathtub of:
Skills, capabilities, abilities
And the sort
Hard and soft
– What can you do for us?
Advertise your skills?
Package your persona, neatly!
Teamwork, communication, organization
Meeting deadlines, flexibility
Peeping into neighbors’ houses.
Ups, I got carried away!
Don’t have them? Next!
Possible job seeker no. 249.
And while I adore the sound
Of abstract sounding donkey-dust skills
I, myself, am the queen of procrastination.
Here’s to my leadership skills of:
Peeling oranges, cutting potatoes
Collecting postcards, gazing at the stars
Spreading butter on toast, window shopping!
I had a dream last night:
Every newspaper’s headline was:
“The coolest job of the 21st century
The skill of procrastination!
Welcome to my kingdom!