Close enough, but never mind (a poem)

I was working to beat a deadline today, so I didn’t get out…

I’d like to call it a rounding error
but I deserve the lecture

though I’ve never exactly hid the signs
that nobody seems to be reading

Some call it Monday—
but who better to smack you around
than the calendar’s most hated?

You’re supposed to be kind to yourself…

(29 January 2018)