Posted in Love

Generous

Hair uncoloured
clothes unconcerned with chic and conscious of cost
Scholl approved shoes
approachably formal
experienced, observant and almost perfect recall
collecting and archiving – a remote server except
proximate – with politics and people of the workplace.

She must have known
could not, not have known
how they sneered – almost all of them
at her appearance
physique
values
intellect,
her husband.
Impossible for one so well-informed
and intuitive
not to detect
or sense.

I said it was starting to bite
something needed to be done – before it was too late
too much was being spent on the staff
meals especially
the subsidy had to be reduced
and everybody start paying.
She said I want my staff to feel appreciated
that their employer values them.

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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.