All of us Souls lined up that day
Waiting for our assignments.
The Angel-in-Charge shouted out requests
And listened to them all.
“Who volunteers to be a pain in the neck
For an entire Lifetime or two?”
“I will!” “I will!” I yelled above the din.
He placed my assignment within my head,
And told me to begin.
On the way down, as my head began to throb,
I heard, loud and clear,
“Oh,I forgot to mention,
It’s an unpaid job!”