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    It's my world, a Community of one.
    One way in, one way out
    my 5 by 5 cubicle pushed to the wall; Perfect--
    just the way I like it... It's fun!

    Don't need a fire drill; My window's by the fire escape
    no emails please, put no mail on my desk;
    I'll check my in-box, heading to the Subway.

    No telephone please; I don't take calls
    don't invite me to the Christmas parties; I'm not religious, just appalled.
    Don't include me in anything; No lunch breaks, Pollyanna's or Potlucks
    I get sick thinking about Gourmet delivery; Who eats cold duck?

    No need for compliments; I got it goin' on
    they hired me didn't they? They can't go wrong.
    No overtime for me, don't mail my check; I got direct deposit
    don't call me to cover a shift, don't call me about a shift change;
    Don't call me-- don't call me at all.

    Be there at 8 I'm never late; Don't save me coffee-- I don't take breaks
    I don't need training, I can read the Manual; Don't ask me to train-- for goodness sake.
    I don't do time clocks, don't wait in lines; I'm never early, I'm off at 5.
    Keep on walking pass my cubicle, don`t stop; No chit chat or small talk for me
    no need for me to greet Visitors or any new Employees.

    Co-workers I can do without; Friends even less;
    I don't need an Assistant, I'm here to impress.
    I must admit I cannot quit; I can't beat the Service I get
    the Perfect world-- the only girl; Made a Community that's my world.

    Tannia M. Winston
    April 6, 2016
    (a fictional poem)