Tag Archives: breaks

MAKING UP LOST TIME

MAKING UP FOR LOST TIME*

He drank up the coffee real soon,

Had fluid-rationed since noon…

The problem with a shack:

No bathroom out back,

Drink too much and possibly be doomed!

–Jonathan Caswell

* The poet spent 5 and 1/2 hours today, covering for a Security Officer stationed in a guard shack/ gate house…where in order to use the bathroom, one had to call the inside security mobile unit for break coverage.   This Poet, who once worked that site on a regular basis….see THE LOST CONTRACT…posted earlier today…wants to reduce his use of “Unit 7″….as a matter of personal choice.

ROARING MACHINES

ROARING MACHINES

 

Smelling heated vacuum belt,

Perfumed air with rubber melt…

Working hard as it goes

Assailing people in the nose,

Keeping cleaners quite svelte.

Hurry through the job at hand,

According to client demand…

Taking breaks

Raises stakes

With less time to keep an upper hand!

Commercial vacuums working hard

Provide some the coveted green card…

Sometimes English language sought

Only as an afterthought,

Most want to stay in their own kind’s yard.

 

–Jonathan Caswell

 

FIDGETING GUARDS

FIDGETING GUARDS

 

To work in Security,

To be nervous must be a key…

Drumming the desk

And all the rest

Of habits that AGGRAVATE me.

A little soft drumming’s okay,

But full orchestration?—-NO WAY!

If their bygone hope is

Accompanying Jennifer Lopez,

Then working here just isn’t the way.

Whomever checks the camera has fun,

Checking out the bad habits of each one…

Riding “horsey” and rocking

On a chair that’s breaking,

After a month or two of what’s done!

Gum-snapping, my teacher’s heart says,

Should be for teenagers’ plays…

One or two do,

Should be old enough, too,

To save that for off duty days.

And what do I do in the shuffle,

But constantly–frequently–snuffle…

By a staircase my nose

Blowing echoes,

There are quite a few feathers I can ruffle!

 

–Jonathan Caswell