Ever Been in a Meeeeeeeting?

At the Very Lengthy Meeting
by Kevin McCaffrey

At the very lengthy meeting
I actually felt my soul leave my body
and rush toward the ceiling—
and fly around the walls and flare
toward daylight, toward the windows—
to throw silently its impetuous emptiness
against the glass in vain.
It could not go anywhere, the clear moth.

Then it lay on the rug, not exhausted
but bored and so inert that it almost—
though nothing—
took on a hue, stained with all the breaths
and words and thoughts that filled the room:
the yellow-green color of old teeth.

 

 

 

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4 thoughts on “Ever Been in a Meeeeeeeting?

  1. Brother, back in the day, I was subjected to the worst of them. This guy would drone on for hours (actually dozed off a time or two) about things we had no control over. He was the worst. Great guy, but geez.

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