Daily Prompt 4: Late for work

Daily Prompt 4: Late for work

For today's piece, write a poem or piece of prose which uses the narrative of the speaker/main character being late for work. Be sure to give the lateness some gravitas (are they worried they'll be fired, lose a promotion, are they opening a restaurant/store by themselves? Lots of options for making it more than just a 'sorry I'm late' 'no problem' interaction). You can make it as much focused on the person being late for work as you want, perhaps what happens while they're rushing to get ready, or to drive/bike/transit to their job that is what is interesting. Decide before you start writing if you want the 'takeaway' or 'point' to be positive or negative.