In A Meeting

In a meeting - on the phone

Leave a message at the tone

From his desk he’s stepped away

Might return, but just can’t say

She’s gone to lunch and should be back

Of course, of emails she’s a stack

You’ve just missed him, try again

I think he had to catch a train

She’s picked up another line

A conference call, so could take time

He’s off tomorrow, then away

Not sure where, he didn’t say

She had your message – heavy sigh -

And will respond, at least she’ll try

He’s left the firm, replacement due

 Just put another email through

She’s in reception with a guest

Mid-afternoon – it might be best

Could be later, don’t know when

Just keep your cool – and count to ten.