June Sylvester Saraceno, 3/24/2014
Current Occupation: Professor
Former Occupation: Waitress
Contact Information: June Sylvester Saraceno is author of Altars of Ordinary Light. Her second collection of poetry, of Dirt and Tar, is forthcoming from Cherry Grove Collections in spring 2014.
Sleeping with the Boss
The surprising thing is the new positions.
Sure, I had thought about heading
a few committees, maybe rising up
the ranks as a natural byproduct
of my slick moves,
but who could have guessed
the speedy ascent sparked by my assent?
It was easy, after the margaritas
and that messy divorce.
It’s like I’m queen for a day, every day,
well, Director, anyway, if you must know.
And the perks!
My old supervisor (that bitch)?
Reports to me now.
I have her desk and if you want a raise,
you better butter me up
for that bread, honey.
Listen, can I put you on hold?
Looks like he’s on line 3.
I’ve asked for a window, you know,
I like to look out and considering
where my pinky has been
I’d say I deserve it!
Hell, I deserve everything
that’s coming to me!