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Gabby Douglas & Simone Biles: Hop off their edges

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Monday

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(an untitled gift for an untitled gift)


you
snuck up on me
gained entry through the door marked
EMPLOYEES ONLY

i saw you once
or twice
waiting in the lobby
& hot stepped it past
as though you weren’t

NO VACANCIES

i never even glanced
over your application
before noticing it was in
the trash

here you are
again
uniformed & ready
to steal me from myself
behind my back
& under my very nose
applying for the job
before i even considered posting
HELP WANTED signs

you’ve been on the job
less than a week
& already you are
EMPLOYEE OF THE MONTH
sneaky brown-noser,
do-gooding,
ladder climber

my heels are kicked up
on my desk
watching you work
& work me
glad to have the POSITION FILLED
for however long
your work is good

(c) 2010
alt


Watch me move.

3 comments:

  1. what's really good, is when he's been working with you for a good long while, and y'all do that yearly review. ;-)

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