this is not a reflection of your performance (Mariah Eppes)

i worked in a hot air balloon after getting laid off 

on the ground was a pen full of horses and one angry old camel

an energetic woman broke the camel’s back and tamed it real quick 

i thought: if i get laid off again I’ll just find something simple to do in my hometown 


Mariah Eppes is a writer in New York City. You can find more of her work around the internet and at She’s on Twitter [BirdByRocket] and Instagram []. 


image: MM Kaufman