JAMES BROWN lives in Wellington with his partner and two daughters.
His latest book is The Year of the Bicycle (Victoria University
Press, 2006), which includes this poem and ‘The Wicked’
(Best New Zealand Poems 2004).
Brown comments: ‘I wrote this rant on behalf of office workers
everywhere. The jotted-note form and permanent Monday morning hyperbole
owe something to “From a Recluse to a Roving I Will Go”
(from A Hundred Of Happiness and Other Poems) by British poet
Martin Stannard. My advancement is the introduction of bullet points.’
Poem: No Rest