0 For Two

Written for:  Poetic Bloomings2 - Prompt #306
"What's My Line?"

"Through our lives we’ve sustained ourselves, working hard to achieve what we set out to do. We’ve probably had a few jobs in our adult lives to work towards that goal. Without the help of Dorothy Kilgallen or Bennett Cerf, write a poem about one of those jobs during that time in your life."

Newly married and living in
Dayton Ohio, desperate for
any job.  Employment in front
of fish tank in Woolworth's-type store
Sex of fish? Master net? Fish flops on floor.

Household Finance, math a weakness
of mine. Cash drawer does not balance
at end of day.  Stay late each night.  
Annoyed manager, Miss Perfect,
who swiftly had me sacked with malice.


About purplepeninportland

I am a freelance poet, born and bred in Brooklyn, New York. I live with my husband, John, and two charming rescue dogs–Marion Miller and Murphy. We spent eight lovely years in Portland, OR, but are now back in New York. My goal is to create and share poetry with others who write, or simply enjoy reading poetry. I hope to touch a nerve in you, and feel your sparks as well.
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