There Must Be 52 Ways To Leave Your Soul-Crushing Day Job

A little bit of what I’ve learned about working life (a poem)

B. Lorraine Smith
3 min readMar 7, 2023

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I let my soul go for a wander where blues could meet greens, straight lines could meet curves, and I somehow drew the print of my mom’s favourite dinner party dress from the 1970s. (Coloured pencil drawing by me.)

I hope my meaning won’t be lost or misconstrued.
And yes I repeat myself — again — at the risk of being rude.
But with a nod to Paul Simon’s words from the 1970s,
I’d like to help you here anew in your struggle to be free.

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B. Lorraine Smith

Former sustainability consultant replacing ESG with reality-based insights about corporate purpose and impact. https://www.blorrainesmith.com/