dirt on the welcome mat

Tag Archives: schedules

Memory sliced thin and cubed,
Acquire the taste
Of bitter yellow hue
Peppered with ink-
Scribbled nametags
Clothe the calendar
Inviting bystanders
To a bright,
Important world-
Post-it note paradise,
Stick figures recline
Under a palm tree
Too busy to bother
Welcoming.

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We were
All toes yesterday.
Busy schedules and deadlines
Squished us together
In a pair of
Too-tight tennis shoes,
Covering us in
A hot layer
Of sweat and stress,
Each hunched over
By the common bond
Of forward movement and littleness,
Of chipped nail polish
And blisters.