Friday, December 7, 2007

REASONS TO GO TO WORK

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
while
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

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  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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