Always Carry A Clipboard

Written for:  dVerse Poets Pub - Quadrille #159
(posted by msjadeli)

Learn to Labor - or is it Labor to Learn?

"In the United States, we honor laborers today, which made it easy to choose the word we will write to: work. I boldly claim that each person reading this is intimately acquainted with work, starting with (by proxy) when our mothers gave birth to us."

She was not a workaholic 
but you’d never guess.
A fast-paced walk
in a no-nonsense suit,
shoes to match, 
and most importantly,
a large clipboard with
pen. She always managed
to look busy and besieged
at the same time. 
Had ‘em fooled.

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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22 Responses to Always Carry A Clipboard

  1. Helen says:

    Love this sassy take on “work.”


  2. K.Hartless says:

    I’d love to learn her ways. Fun!


  3. rothpoetry says:

    Sounds like the evaluators who came to visit my classroom! Well done, Sara!


  4. VJ says:

    That last line made me laugh out loud.


  5. Ron. says:

    Yeah; I used to work with her. Well-told.


  6. Rob Kistner says:

    Like Ron, I think I know her too Sara — she must get around… 😉


  7. Paula Light says:

    Clipboards definitely make it look like something is happening. LOL!

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  8. msjadeli says:

    Sara, you’re spot on with one of the biggest illusions in the work world. The real workers know it’s a sham.


  9. Ha! The last line made me chuckle, Sara!


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