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At the End of the Day, a poem by Barry Harris

At the End of the Day
by Barry Harris

At the end of the day
innovative, outcome-focused,
out-of-the-box 21st century
stakeholders stop ignoring
the elephant in the room
and just put the moose on the table.

They know who they are:
spot-on team players
who step back
and look at the big picture.

The good, the bad, the ugly
avoid a cross-functional disconnect
to leverage a six sigma project
that speaks to our vision
which will then  transform the organization.

Long story short, they will
move the needle, aim high,
pick the low-hanging fruit,
take this sucker into the sky
and land it on the Hudson!

Bio: Barry Harris is editor of the Tipton Poetry Journal and has published one poetry collection, Something At The Center. Barry lives in Brownsburg, Indiana and is retired from Eli Lilly and Company. A graduate of Ball State University with a major in English, Barry was founding editor of Tipton Poetry Journal, which has been published in print and online versions since 2004. In 2009, he helped found Brick Street Poetry, Inc., a non-profit organization which now publishes Tipton Poetry Journal, hosts Poetry on Brick Street, and sponsors poetry-related events. His poetry has appeared or is forthcoming in Saint Ann’s Review, Grey Sparrow Journal, Silk Road Review, Kentucky Review, Valparaiso Poetry Review, Silver Birch Press, Boston Literary Magazine, Night Train, Hiss Quarterly, Cherry Blossom Review, Flying Island, Lily, The Centrifugal Eye, Redheaded Stepchild, Flutter, Wheelhouse Magazine, Houston Literary Review, Snow Monkey and Writers’ Bloc; and in these anthologies: MOTIF 3: Work, Twin Muses: Art and Poetry and From the Edge of the Prairie.