amos the churchmouse: amos on time

Gary Mitchell

amos the churchmouse:
a view from under the pew

Editor’s note: Amos is a churchmouse, who types by hopping on the computer keyboard, but he can’t operate the capital shift, and he shuns punctuation marks – except hyphens and dashes.

amos on time

boss you probably
already know this
but i have a problem
with time – not telling
time but operating
within it

i hardly ever get
anywhere on time boss
my tail either gets
caught in a door somewhere
or i get sidetracked
by a friendly
conversation or
bushwhacked by some
silly interrogation
or waylaid by a
frantic situation or
freaked out by an
act of desperation
or even stymied by
an active imagination

boss it kept getting
worse and worse