Top Five Reasons to Write Poetry in the Office

5) An abundance of flat surfaces perfect for composition can be found in conference rooms.
4) You can close the door and blast music after everyone leaves.
3) The vending machine in the lobby won’t judge you when you go back for a second candy bar.
2) Pencil sharpeners.
1) You’re too old to be writing poetry in coffee shops, anyway.

[This non-fiction short was scheduled to be published elsewhere about a year or so ago, but for some reason it was never published. Therefore, I published it here on my weblog. QED.]