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Shift Change

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Shift Change

Steam from fresh ground coffee
Mixes with smoke from cigarettes.
Syrup mixes with butter.
Eggs mix with toast.
Clinks of forks on plates
Mix with clanks of spatulas on the grill.
Last minute bar stragglers
Mix with early morning risers.
Morning crew coming in
Mixes with night crew getting off.
It's shift change at the diner.
Time for me to mix with my bed.

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  1. Date: 4/20/2010 12:11:00 AM
    Cute twist at the end. A bit too happy for my taste, though.

  1. Date: 12/4/2008 7:55:00 AM
    Congratulations on your poem making Round One of the PSoup poetry contest! Wishing you all the best in the finals and have a Happy Holiday season. Peace always, John

  1. Date: 11/29/2008 9:15:00 PM
    Betty - Congrats on your poetry making it through to the next round – Great Job & God Bless

  1. Date: 11/19/2008 5:11:00 AM
    Congratulations on your poetry making it through the first round. Good luck in the finals. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 11/11/2008 7:40:00 AM
    Congrats on making it through to the first round! Good luck in the finals! Love, Shar

  1. Date: 8/1/2008 1:37:00 PM
    I have a friend who works the night shift and you describe it so well. Off to bed now Betty. Great write. God Bless Phyl

  1. Date: 8/1/2008 12:28:00 PM
    This poem reflects such "reality", what really goes on in the real world! Perfectly easy to see in one's mind's eye! Great job! Fondly, Carrie

  1. Date: 7/30/2008 4:49:00 AM
    Congratulations on your well deserved poetry being featured this week Betty. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 7/29/2008 4:24:00 PM
    I worked nights for years so can relate to getting off to bed in the morning. And that coffee was pure salvation at 4 am. Thanks for allowing be to smile with this one. Congratulations on having it featured. Karen

  1. Date: 7/28/2008 6:50:00 AM
    Featured again! Congratulations Betty on "Shift Change" getting double featured. Vince

  1. Date: 7/28/2008 6:34:00 AM
    Sounds like a hard night's work. Awesome imagery - felt like I was there. Congrats again on having this poem featured this week. Love, Shar

  1. Date: 7/28/2008 6:29:00 AM
    boy did your write take me back I use to work the grave yard shift, back then is when I found my write you hit it right on the nose,keep on writing on

  1. Date: 7/27/2008 6:47:00 PM
    This poem reminds me of the few memories I have of my mother (I watched her drown at a very young age) she worked at a coffee shop - I wish you all the blessings life has to offer - congrats on the feature