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My Desk In A Nutshell

On my work desk there is a junk pile of career dolls,
A pile of papers, and one that oftentimes falls.
Along with an enormous empty blue water cup,
Stapler, scotch tape, stuffed animals, a little pink pup.

Six kitty cat notebooks with mismatched pages.
Hot cocoa mix, and a big can of refried beans, 
Sore throat spray, a half-eaten container of juice,
A ripped up diary that once had a cover of puce.

Yellow lemonade that is disgustingly dried out and hard.
My staid colleagues often come in here for crazy hats and lard.
Pile of boring textbooks, one stuck open, and little germs unseen.
Dried ball of playdough. Six half-eaten chocolate bars from last Halloween.

A bunch of mismatched forks, a light up Christmas necklace that glows.
A discouraged keyboard, amid Kleenexes once stuffed up a nose.
The custodian opens the door, snakes her hand in
and grabs the waste paper can.
She will never be the right choice to lead my big fat 
brass retirement band.

But when other people need something on a particular day,
They run into my office, and they scream, jumping around, and they say,
We know you have it somewhere. Can you find it? Do you think?
And I always hand them what they want, my hands smeared with fresh ink.

Copyright © | Year Posted 2019




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Date: 3/6/2019 5:07:00 PM
Bravo~ From one who loathes organization. My daughter comes here, moves stuff, Then I can't find it. I give space to others unlike me who must have everything in a specific way. We all differ Panagiota, the Tired one, Lost two .poems today while trying to CCP ...gone forever
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Caren Krutsinger
Date: 3/6/2019 11:21:00 PM
Oh, man! Gone forever. Are you sure? Sometimes I do this, but they pop back into my dendrite highway in a day or two, and they are even better. Let us hope your muse still has them both, Panagiota.
Date: 3/5/2019 9:11:00 PM
I keep trying to be more organized, but the mess keeps coming back!
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Caren Krutsinger
Date: 3/5/2019 10:25:00 PM
The mess is there, to remind you that in order to fully think outside the box, we need a "bit of a start". Research proves the most creative people thrive in a messy environment.