Just Checking In

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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 another 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?

Feeling desperate 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!