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The Unwinding

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The Unwinding

Tension winding tighter and tighter; another day at the office grinds on.
 
Phone lines, deadlines, never-ending stack of papers threaten avalanche.
 
Bell chime, closing time, weary body dragging slowly down the hallway.
 
Elevator going down, first floor please; headed for the exit, finally in the light.
 
In the car, lock the door, blast the AC, hit the highway, heading home.
 
Load lightens, heart-rate slows, I can breathe now; the unwinding has begun.

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I'm linking up with  Six Sentence Stories
where the cue this week is "WIND"

8 comments:

  1. SO GOOD! You captured such a hectic pace and the final line with relief! I hope work slows up for you soon.

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  2. I think this is why they invented holidays! Curiously though work does not have to be like this. Often supervisors, heads of departments or whatever are being pushed from above by directors or bosses who don't realize productivity is equal or better when staff are happier and work is a pleasure and their efforts rewarded.

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  3. Well done! A busy day and going home is the wonderful ending.

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  4. This is so well-written and reflects the heavy emotion of the drag of the stress of work, and then a lightening of the spirit, as the elevator goes down. The sad thing is it starts all over again the next day. Less than two months to the beach. yay!

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  5. Great job, Josie, and good to see you back again! Have a great weekend.

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  6. Perfect description of coming home from a hectic office job!

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  7. Yes! This is what it feels like when you finally get to put down that load.

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  8. I love that moment when I am in the car and turning on my book on tape.......

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