The Maynard
Spring 2016

Pamela Mosher


Best to keep them wondering
where you’ve gone.

Create an auto-reply but remain cryptic.

You are away from your desk.

You may not have access to the Internet.
You may not respond to questions.

Suggest that anyone trying to contact you
would be better off contacting someone else;

probably best to suggest management, or an executive,
though the temptation to recommend, instead, pinot noir
and a good book

may be strong. You are away.

Whether bed-ridden
or beach-lounging, no need to specify.

The e-mail will pile up. The voicemail will net all calls.

You are absent.

You may return soon.