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by Richard Haxton

This morning I woke up
Took my shower
Drank my coffee
Read my paper
Kissed my wife goodbye
Caught the 7:13 into the city
Sat where I usually sit
Reached the office at the usual time
Worked until my 10:30 break
I was standing at the water cooler talking When they came in from next door and told us about the bomb
I walked back into my office
Turned on my Dictaphone
Knowing that I only have enough time for a quick message
And that the chances of anybody ever hearing it are remote
I know I have to get my priorities in or….