Report to the main office
When I walked into school today for my first day on the job, I never imagined the feeling I would have when I headed home this afternoon. After learning where the janitorial supplies were kept, I swept the floors and cleaned the bathrooms just like I did on my previous job.
Around lunchtime, I hear on the loudspeaker that every teacher and staff member is to report to the main office before leaving school today. I briefly question if that would include me since I had only been there for ten hours, but I want to be sure I am following all orders.
I can't ever remember receiving a gift when it was not my birthday or Christmas. The office assistant said that a volunteer brought in thank you gift bags for every member of the staff and that included me. As I placed the "You are appreciated" note on my refrigerator and savored a couple of high-end chocolates later that night, I knew I had the best job in the world.
on fighting a stormy position at sea
a bird called from a stone promontory
my haste and sweat with sail and oar left me
equipped to live and tell you this story
soft looked eyes above ruby red stained full beak
evil magic trapped this girl in feathers
her fragile webbed feat chained to stone where bleak
weather froze her blood and hardened feather
in that tempest my shirt and sail all torn
arms left feint from exertion agony
her call a draw not cawl but a lovers song
and I pulled oar in a sense mutiny
smashed into rocks. splinters. boat no more
bloodied and cold . resolve spent.she one wing
bent to prevent me slipping off the shore
I found in her shelter some words to sing
carry me high and we can sweetly nest
or perhaps a kiss this curse will arrest
A scent of flowers
Butterflies take what they find
The nectar is gone
"There'll be Water in her Tracks"
Saith the Boy
"That's how you'll know
Sprite-sized vistas loom
above each sea scented wavelet,
I smile, imagine
sand specks are lush caravans,
as a seashell palace looms.
Messages in sand
Like hopes and dreams and wanting
The tide does not care
I was told that the pill would increase my intelligence
But instead it made my bacteria smart
They decided it was time to find better residence
So they went their separate ways and I fell apart
Just Keep Going
When your heart
Is ready to burst
And the world
Is giving you its worst
Just keep going...
For you, I'm on my way
When your pain
Never knew any bounds
And your words
Seem to make no sound
Just keep going...
For you, there's no better way
When all your worries
Never let you go
Know I love you
For your beautiful soul
And just keep going...
For you, I'm here to stay
Heart of London
Metal birds hover
But Big Ben still marks the hour