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Inside Job

An answer to prayers
20 hours per week. Walk-in walkout
wages all that will be taken home
afternoon hours can be used for writing.

Ash hair
three days too long
clothes – past fashionable – not yet amusing.
Snap Judgement : rumpled and kindly
confession feels at ease
aspirations are explained to attentive spectacles.

The pay rate would not cause envy
but reasons are understood and accessible.
Impression diffuses across the desk
if he were only younger…… or not so committed.

Interest has been great
five interviews
two more to see
a handshake and promise to be in contact.
Hope’s exhalation. Close…. but probably.

Shit happens.
It’s just the way things sometimes are.

Later from a tangential tributary of the grapevine
vacancy wasn’t.
Counterfeit screen tests archive compliance
all positions must be advertised and contested.

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Most of my life has been spent on the bench, occasionally called into the game by extravagance or attenuation. Waiting has turned a loner into a recorder - nondescript and inconsequential, more not noticed than overlooked - the non-vantage point of children not yet considered old enough to understand. Orphaned Islands (Un)poetry is a lifetime of picking anecdotes up and not throwing them away. Stories collected like odds and ends placed in a box in the basement, the garage, the garden shed - uncertain as to what their use might be but knowing that one day there might be one.

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