by Joe Yoga
the building that I work at is a tough scene for me
it’s four floors of lawyers
three floors of insurance people
and way too many conversations
about the weather
for me to feel like it’s worth hiding the hangover
unlike the rest of them.
the building I work at is building a new set of back stairs
and I’m temping there for the lawyers
they occupy the top four floors
because the farther you are from
the front door the more important you are
so they say
some of them actually wear bowties
and you can imagine the secretaries
there’s going to be a big golden sphere there
there’s corporate art for you
the wood planks and the trucks and the construction are beautiful
but still there’s that sign
I see it.
but if they haven’t fired me by now, they won’t ever
Joe Yoga is a musician, actor, artist and producer based in New York City. He regularly plays venues all over NYC and beyond. He released his most recent album, Life Out East, in September 2010. He also plays bass in Killy Dwyer’s punk performance-art comedy rock supergroup Kill the Band.