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APPENDUM “B” of “THREE WEST”

APPENDUM “B”

(Of Jonathan Caswell’s “THREE WEST”)

A comment about ward provisions,

Obviously economic decisions…

Determined the feed

Some very good indeed,

Others improved by ommission!

Beef stroganoff was a joke,

Designed by a chintzier bloke…

Salads were great,

The ones they ate

Were worthy of every fork poke.

Coffee didn’t look or taste right

Until our hero’s last night…

The recipe changed

As a new group remained,

He himself, got tea which tasted right!

–Jonathan Caswell

CHEMICALLY DEPENDENT

CHEMICALLY DEPENDENT

Drinking high-test coffee*

Kept me awake until three…

Over-wound

To try laying down.

But get up time is so early!

–Jonathan Caswell

* “high-test” coffee…caffeinated

LONG SHIFT

LONG SHIFT

He made up a four-scoop pot.

Of coffee that hit the spot…

He drank til

He’d emptied the till,

And made it as far as he got.

His fearful fumble-fingers

Made some awful dingers…

That he could retype

Before they turned ripe,

So  that no typo lingers.

He starts making mistakes

When his concentration breaks…

To be somewhat crude,

The guy needs some food:

He’d like some fried fish cakes!

Two days of this is enough,

At home he’s getting so gruff…

He needs the rest

To feel his best,

The man just isn’t that tough.

Tonight his long shift will end,

Tuesday it happens again…

At a different site

Till late in the night,

Think of the paycheck they’ll send!

–Jonathan Caswell

SCROUNGERS’ REPRISE

SCROUNGERS’ REPRISE

The HR Conference Room,

Dispelling scrounger gloom…

Only for today

Goodies–TAKE AWAY!

Or so we all readily assume!!!

–Jonathan Caswell

LATE NIGHT “PRICE CHOPPER”

LATE NIGHT “PRICE CHOPPER”**

A cute cashier named Ashleigh,

Was very pleasant to me…

I was conflicted

‘Cause my wife insisted

My going out late for coffee!

This Ashleigh had a nice smile

I found worth the extra mile…

Mollified

On the homeward ride,

I really did like her style.

At another store, Stacie’s my friend

Who likes Poetry I send…

Personally,

On each shopping spree

Or on the homeward bend!

Stacie, like me, can’t afford

The Net, plus room and board…

She’s happy to get

Printed ones that

Buoy her spirits up when they are floored.

–Jonathan Caswell

** PRICE CHOPPER is a grocery store chain founded near Schenectady, New York, with stores throughout New York and the New England States.   Many of these (like the two, in different towns, mentioned above) are open 24 hours…for those of us who have to shop after a late 2nd shift…or when one’s wife refuses to live without ground coffee!  🙂

ALL TANKED UP?

ALL TANKED UP?

Coincidence compares,

Last night raised a few hairs…

On the neck

In my homeward trek,

While breathing those cool night airs.

A silvery tanker truck passed,

What I remember last…

Was the sign on the back:

“COFFEE”, in fact,

The driver was driving fast!

That night I’d taken pains

Writing about coffee trains…

It seemed to me

Serendipity

To find this tank truck between “drains”.

Whether loaded or empty–no clue–

But the driver knew what to do…

Rush the caffeine

Fruit of the bean,

Before supply runs through!

–Jonathan Caswell