I pondered awhile.
On reflecting, I see this picture…
While cooling my heels between jobs,
As Marketing Consultant,
Account Director, or a Project Manager;
While I’m reeling from stumbles,
Through vain attempts to have me humbled
Or again, am beat, from chasing irksome admen;
(not to mention their counterparts… those supercilious women),
The top twenty are at power lunches;
The rest, as always, pulled in a tug-of-war,
seem Caught between
Branding, or, ‘new’ product launches;
A few have quit;
others not quite;
‘t was rumored they received those dreadful pink slips,
Firmly clipped to their parting pay-slips.
Was it a fall-out of M&A trends,
Those dominating the world… even of A&M!
(Surely, the mighty on Mad Ave aren’t in a tizzy!)
Time ticks away, listening to mailbox options,
Whether I’m calling recruiters, prospective clients,
or even accounts receivables… (paying what seems like an endless series of bills)!
Contrarily, on speed-dialing my companions…
words-n-motion and the twin,Chitralekhan,
it’s ‘hello twins’, and speedy ‘goodbye’ to
all the other pointless “hellos”,
the endless waiting,
and to cold, unfeeling,
automated voice-message systems!