3030 Poetry Challenge Day 22

The home straight, only 8 poems to go.
My sister has been doing this too and has noted the drop in numbers as the days have gone by. The poems can be Found here at 3030 Poetry Challenge

The prompt for today:
myopic inclination

Working Life

‘Get a job with a pension,’ they told her.

She walked into her first job,
selling fancy paper goods.
Interviewed for her second
working the bar in a snooker hall.
Got poached for her third,
selling high price shoes on the high street.
Juggled waitressing with cleaning,
cooked organic casseroles and pulped veg for the woman battling cancer.
She worked box office
at a theatre above a pub by the canal,
did publicity runs in their clapped out van.
She sold ad space in magazines,
crewed a yacht around the Med,
up the side of Portugal,
across the Bay of Biscay and home.
She sold new-designers into Fashion houses,
worked the night shift in a broadcast company,
listening into programmes and sending out reports at 3 in the morning.
She did voice overs for marketing,
sold children’s clothes in a boutique,
scouted for young designers,
pulled pints in a nightclub,
cleaned rooms and served at table in a taverna.
She ran a cafe in the mountains.
She ran a cafe by the beach.
She cleaned villas and apartments.
She sold trips to tourists
and solved holiday dilemmas.
She cooked for American airmen,
who longed to be home.
She sold papers and paints.
She wrote poems.

She has no pension.


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