Maybe it’s because I remember my grade school janitor Bernice was unpolished cool. Maybe because I’ve made so many messes in hospitals. But I always aim To bring janitors joy. Have you thought about what they do? Yeah, I know, Even more rare is the thanks.
They semi-rhyme For a reason. And even the hardest work Should not crush your soul. Persist at the tedious, but watch your equilibrium Because, when it’s off, a bell will chime. Listen. Work can be hard, Don’t let it be deadly.
I was drowning. Am Drowning. Filled with failure anxiety. In the middle of the swim, The middle of my swing for the fences. And the request then came. She wanted me to recommend her For a promotion. My opinion, my experience, Mattered. My opinion has the power to change a world. And the work requiredContinue reading “Signs of Success”
Last night I felt the waves Stress, bobbing just beyond my nostrils. It will ebb, stress into calm, Sleep into Energy. The work will become more graceful, And I, more skilled, Until then, I will take a breath And hold it. As I lower my head to the crashing. And hang on for the ride.
I went in groggy, But ok. If there was a radar, For human energy reserves, You would see, A, pooling of energy in my wake , At first light, Growing with the seconds Head bobbing, do not fall asleep. Do not. With 15 pounds of books dangling I wondered home, Walking like a drunk. HomeworkContinue reading “Stick it Out”
My bra is twisted, My dress is backwards, My hair is messy. But, My bra is on. My dress is on. And my hair is out of my eyes. I can work hard. No one could stop me from laughing if they tried. It may not be orthodox, But, it gets the job done. ItContinue reading “Backwards Dress”
I studied, I planned, I contacted, Filled out every form, Went to every preparation even, Almost weekly. Smiling, even if I had to find privacy, In a hospital bathroom stall while waiting for an infusion. I got good scores, And made good impressions And yet, The people in charge Give me housing, With no realContinue reading “Wanted”