Monday Memories: Just Checking In

man in white dress shirt sitting on black rolling chair while facing black computer set and smiling

Photo by Andrea Piacquadio on

Sending a priority email to my boss an hour ago

A quick reply would be prized as time is my foe


Facing an ever-approaching deadline

The pressure is building—not so fine!


Writing one more email might do the trick

“Just checking in” doesn’t sound so slick


Hearing no reply yet, by the middle afternoon

Would another email bring an answer soon?


Sensing desperation as the clock winds down

Frustration fills my heart with a gloomy frown


Composing again—Sorry, but I must persist

“Just checking in” again, I must clearly insist


Receiving an email, which is long overdue

An automated message comes to my view


Using “Just checking in” as the subject line

These three words “really” are never fine!

man in white shirt sitting on chair

Photo by Andrea Piacquadio on

16 thoughts on “Monday Memories: Just Checking In

    • Lucky for me, I am retired so my days don’t seem quite as traumatized by being sheltered-in-place. Much of my extended family is working from home along with grandchildren completing their schoolwork at home.


    • Kavitha, I guess I am blessed in way since I am retired. Being home nearly 24/7 isn’t as much of a challenge as it is for my extended family with many working from home. Grandchildren are completing their schoolwork at home as well.

      Liked by 1 person

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.