Pre-Work Chilling

A poem before a busy workday

Martha Lueck
2 min readSep 2, 2023


Photo by Dushawn Jovic on Unsplash

It’s 2:11 before a 2:30 shift,
19 minutes of tuning into my music.
when I keep the world at a distance
just for a little bit.

And even just a few minutes
makes a big difference.
I’m just chilling,
pre-work chilling.



Martha Lueck

Published author | Freelance blogger for | Passionate about mental health and Jesus |