zombieDespite being a traditionally nature-oriented form of poetry developed in pre-modern Japan, the haiku may be the perfect verse form for life in the modern workplace. Think about it: At 17 syllables a pop, these little gems are about the length of your average text message. They’re short, sweet, and to the point. In our increasingly time-crunched offices, do we really have the luxury of reading anything longer?

Of course, you’re probably wondering by now why we need a verse form for the modern workplace at all. I certainly didn’t think we needed one – until I came across these 10 haiku from online lenders CashNet. Quirky, cute, and even incisive at moments, these short poems will add some much-needed levity (and poignancy!) to your workday:

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