Upon Finding That The Ceiling at My Office at Work Has Leaked

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The ceiling in my office leaked,

my carpet is a mess.

How long it will remain like this

is anybody’s guess.

 

Some books are trashed, some DVDs

are bathed in flakes of paint;

The scent of mold, and mildew there’s

enough to make one faint.

 

My 9th grade Odyssey is fine,

my con law books as well.

But one tenth of my holdings

are really shot to hell.

 

My car trunk’s packed with cartons

of stuff I want to keep.

I’ll have a Buddhist outlook,

and try hard not to weep.