I Would Rather Not Die at Work

(C) 2014 Howard Dart Humeston


I would prefer to not die at my desk.

Just saying.

While I appreciate my employment

my head falling straight down onto the

plastic keyboard with a deafening thud

is not what I dream about.


Skydiving in a wing suit across

the snow-covered Alps maybe.

Or killed by a volcano while

helping impoverished people

obtain access to water,

that would be sufficient


Even dying in a marathon would

be far better than my head crashing

into my keyboard while multiple

spreadsheet pages flip across the

screen, endlessly.

I would hate that.