Yesterday’s prompt was “(Blank) System.” Since today I ran into a situation in which I could not find what I needed because I had “put it somewhere safe,” I decided to write about filing.
Fool-proof Filing System
Each cog in the machine must
Fit smoothly and cleanly into the next
Or the gear grinds to a halt.
So too the desk must be a clean space
With files neatly organized and in reach,
Or the work grinds to a halt.
Each item has its place, each file its purpose,
Neatly labeled, well thought out
To find again on a moment’s notice
A fool-proof system with one draw back:
I am no fool.