The academic summer is creeping to an end.
Meetings begin. Administrators smirk with an At last you feel our pain expression.
Reviews are overdue: non-paying customers are unhappy.
Syllabi are overdue: time to make unripe readings and assignments decisions that I will regret in October. Fresh desk copies sit untouched.
And the article that was supposed to be my one goal this summer watches me from a corner, like an eternally unhappy spouse, murmuring, “I thought it was going to be different this time.”