Secretary (Free verse) by steven adams
For the past two years I have been a secretary
That's right, a secretary
I type and copy and file
I am a secretary
But the most ineresting part of my job is the people
I sit next to Jenny and Caitlin
They make fun of me for being a secretary
I guess they better fit the stereotype
We all work for the same man
Tom acts like a nice guy
Well I should call him Thomas
He only wants Jenny and Caitlin to call him Tom
Yesterday Tom asked Jenny into his office
She never closes the door when she goes into his office
Jenny has a soft voice but I distinctly heard Tom
"Hi Hun I was thinking about that raise
I just don't know if you deserve it.
Why don't you show me how you deserve it?"
"I know you need this job.
You have two mouths at home to feed"
Jenny had told me before about Tom
But I didn't believe her
Or I didn't want to believe her
Where the fuck does he get the nerve to say
some shit like that?
This woman has worked her ass off just to feed, clothe,
and shelter her children while supporting their hopes
I just wanted to run into that office and rip that
disrespecting prick's vocal cords out
But luckily I didn't have to
The most amazing thing happened
The most amazing thing in the world
Jenny looked him dead in the eyes and said
"Have a nice life, Thomas."
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