Each month, write a new collection.
Framing a Wallmeasure the lengthof the wallmatch the floorwith the plancompensatefor mistakeslay the tapeon the top andbottom platescut them togetherlay out the studssixteen inches on centercut the windowsand the doorscut the headersthrow the 16d nails inone motion sink them withthe 22 oz framing hammerstraight square true
I love this kind of poetry man. It's a working man's haiku!
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the juxtaposition of simple line content with exact detail.. 22 oz, 16 d is expansive. thx
I absolutely agree. This seeming simplicity often adds a layer of meaning and feeling.
Health care workers Witness, listen, heal,Attend to deep and challenging needs The calling they accept. ExceptNow they are diverted toPaperwork and billingStop treatment flow and chartIn front of patient, fineThen you can bill That time.Log onto the computerHIPPA protection lockedScroll the screens and boxes.With free text, infrequentWho directs the storyData collectors, orPatients.. Don’t get lost in cool tech features Brain scans, Bone xrays.With Productivity pressuresYou’ll be logging on againIn 20 minutesAnyway.
This is a really good poem, but let's see one or more about a time when this actually plays out in the real world. Probably painful and poignant and it will get to the heart of your collection!
Dear diary, Sometimes the predictability of my job is numbing. Every morning, clock in, get yesterday's sales, get today's forcast, pick up equipment, walk the department, CLEAN UP LAST NIGHT'S MESS. Wow. When are we gonna hire some folks who give a flyin' flip? Between department resets, price changes, bin audits and let's not forget customers, there is no time to be the closer's mom. I guess I should be grateful that I only had 7 full shopping carts of returns to put away. Believe or not, it could have been worse. I need a vacation.
Great! I love your dear diary poems!
A A MeetingsSo ADULTAlmost too ADULTI was always curious about them.And then I got to go to them.Five nights A WEEK!Sometimes SEVERAL times a day.Forced 95%.Voluntary maybe 5%.Anyways, everyone talms about their pasts,Kind of glorifying using days,The lives of pimps, prostitutes, hoes and drug dealers.Always remembering to praise their victoryIn their new lives.Talking about how things are better,And how they're better.Me, a fellow ex substance abuserCan see and feel the strain in their faces,Addiction recovery symptoms.Too real.Oh. And we always have cake at every meeting.Lol
Okay, the second to last line about cake is POWERFUL! End there~