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An abbreviated raceAhead today, it has been a long year this week and we all need to reward ourselves for our labor. A little inspiration below; we will return to the news next week.

But first, here’s your poetic week in review, in Haiku.

I have eaten the
plums that were in the ice box.
Yeah, they were cold; too

bad for you. I did
not eat the soup that was in
the pantry. I thought

I would throw the cans,
maybe the bags? Of the soup?
at all the people.

I needed them: Bricks 
are too heavy to throw, I
should have saved the soup

for my family. 
Forgive me about the plum
thing. I threw them, too.

Have a sensibly nutritious long weekend.

Ellen McGirt
@ellmcgirt
Ellen.McGirt@fortune.com

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