April 29, 2005

Slack Time

Some workplace haiku for your Friday:

slow day at doctor’s
office—nurse and desk girl trade
salsa recipes

teacher’s handwriting:
she even makes two peaks in
the lower–case r

he’s a mean parent
but a friendly crossing guard—
we wave good morning

parking lot guy slides
his window open, spits out,
answers her question

counter help: three guys
chatting, ignoring their sole,
meek, mute customer

It’s hard work! Sitting
jotting café eavesdroppings
for no future book