Sign of the Times

by John Yau

The Administrator of Happier Times will see you now.
Please be advised that your problems are not unique.
The solution our committee selects for you is only a remedy.
Not everything will fade instantly, but this does not mean
That the stains will persist, a lone mosquito in your ear, when
All else fails, and you are left with nothing but your hands
Which are empty, as they should be.  Do not despair.
The Administrator of Happier Times will greet you now.
It is your only chance at gaining an advantage
Over all that ails you, those mid-morning bumps
With murky minutes wobbling behind your eyes.
Please be advised, the Administrator of Happiness
Will personally lead you to your seat when all else fails.