Wednesday, June 06, 2007


Smilingly, i grasp the envelope
knowing fully well what it contains

it's my paycheck
after my appraisals
everything went well
i was rewarded handsomely
the long wait was worth it
i am preparing to celebrate

i have opened the envelope
I read the letter inside
I am in a state of shock
it's not what was promised

it can't be
it's a mistake
it's somebody else's letter
mistakenly handed to me

my handsome reward
doesn't look so good
it feels like a joke
and i'm not laughing

this other person
is being paid more
much more than me