Endless office hours.
Strange blog posts.
Alien and remote.
Pangs of writer’s block.
There’s nothing to say.
What’s trending on Twitter?
The first clients had already left.
Struck me as useless.
I did not hate them.
I just didn’t want to work for them.
My last client went bankrupt.
Left me sitting at an unemployed desk.
My fears lingered the entire time.
A quarter of a year later.
I ran into that last client downtown.
Strangers, though our contracts had made us kin.
I forgave him and pitied his debt.
He would never understand digital marketing.
-Joel Laforest 11/19