Saturday, April 25, 2009

Remember Why...Not

next year
remember why you do not
want to do this again, the long
hours you stood on your feet,
some of the grouchy customers,
-albeit most were nice.
remember driving in the
night before to sleep in a
cheap motel, the alarm clock
jarring you awake at 5:45 a.m.,
working in the chilly darkness.
remember being cold all day,
and disinterested, bored even.
next year, do not think
back fondly to this day, as a woman
does when she recalls the birth of
her last child, forgetting she swore
off childbirth forever after at the time.
even though it was not really
that bad, remember all the
fun things you could have done,
and do them instead.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Enjoy your well deserved retirement! We'll miss you at the Rodeo Grounds. :-)