Judith Hansen - A poet with a background in theatre Judith has worked as an actress in Los Angeles and New York. Her poems have been published in Gooch!, Writing for our Lives, and the poetry anthology, Songs on the Wind, published by the National Library of Poetry for which her poem, "Laura's Husband", was given the Editor's Choice Award. Her play, "The Voice Lesson", was a finalist under consideration for Ensemble Studio Theatre's One-Act Festival 2001. She lives in Red Beach, New Zealand with her husband, Phil, and their pup, McManus. To contact Judith directly click .
"It's a Secretary's Life"
by Judith Hansen
Drain is a secretary in New Zealand
her phone is tracked
she answers all her calls
is the First Aid Deputy on level 15
First Aid Kit is located on her desk
Odetta Hood is a towering woman for whom Dailey types
wears a long black coat and high heels
of secretarial gossip colonies are found
Phillipa ('Pip') Blackwood is Dailey's supervisor
is large and beautiful (she admits to both)
emails pictures of naked men
gives Dailey her own personal life update
Pip is pleased she's communicated successfully