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Dreams of Workplace Harassment

I've always felt that I was above
The sort of immorality of harassing
An underling at work.
I'm starting to appreciate
The kinds of stresses
That one can experience
Where feelings clash with propriety.
So now I'm having dreams
Fantasies of what I would do
And who I would do it to:
Clear cases of workplace harassment.
Relationships seem like such rare things.
The people who I feel will match
Intellectually, emotionally, sexually,
Seem so few and far between.
Sometimes the urge
To take a big risk
For an unlikely
But very valuable payoff
Becomes unbearable.

27 September 2000

by Bill Cattey