Friday, December 7, 2007


the cold does not discriminate
water freezes at the same temperature
for both the Principal
and the Janitor
who scrubs urinals in the boy’s bathroom
five days a week
the boys in battered clothes with
careless smudges on their chins
who gulp
a half bowl of cornflakes
with a half-carton of milk
in the cafeteria every morning before class
dart in and pee
the Janitor wears his hat and coat to bed
where his ice-cloud hovers above his face at night
he likes his job well enough
it pays the rent
and he gets meals at work
half bowl of cornflakes
half-carton of milk
but most of all
the boilers in the basement
full of steam
keep the radiators thawed


2 Responses to “”

  1. denisheudre said

    I enjoy my visit on your blog.
    If you want you can visit mine :

  2. dsnake1 said

    “it pays the rent”
    heh, that’s the reason i go to work too. 🙂

    i like the images you painted.

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