Out from work
Due to illness or other circumstance
He falls into one of 2 kinds of people
Without a care in the world
Does not give his colleagues' labor- burden
A second thought
He listens to music
Kicks his feet up
And has a grand ole time
He does not feel
The responsibility of being missed
Because he has no feeling for others
So there is nothing to miss
He catches up with friends
And other things
He has been meaning to get to
Because why shouldn't he?
The other type
Regrets having even phoned in absent
He feels the weight of the world
On his broad shoulders
He pines away
For his poor unfortunate colleagues
Who have to make up the work
He is too serious minded
To occupy his time with frivolities
When others who depend on him
Can't do so today
The vagaries of life
And in general simply
Which of these are you?
David I. Mayerhoff is an emerging writer, an established scientific author, and a Clinical Professor of Psychiatry. His areas of specialty are in Graduate Medical Education, the chronic mentally ill, and academic research with a focus on the heterogeneity of schizophrenia disorders.
Selected poetry of his can be found at drsyke.wordpress.com, allpoetry.com, as well as published selections at PoetryBay/ Long Island Quarterly, the Paragon Journal, GNU, Page & Spine, Scarlet Leaf Review, Literary Yard, in various anthologies and elsewhere. His first book of poetry, Into The Shadows, was recently released on Amazon.