Morning Signs for Workers

Looking east

on my walk to work,

The warm light calling; the red halting,

as I once more jump these tracks,

bundled in long down, fake fur and mitts fingerless.


A mile more and I’m in the haze;

Dreading my cubicle cage when I think,

As office workers are apt to do,

“If only I were rich and didn’t have to…”

And then I thought of how it would be to hit the lottery.


“But you never play.”  I say out loud.

Ten steps more.

A cast off card before my feet,

Hastily scratched it appears,

No lucky numbers.


The day starts on Michigan’s sunset coast.


5 thoughts on “Morning Signs for Workers

  1. Hello Bonsai-san,
    Just to let you know that I have nominated you for the Blogger’s Recognition Award. I am pleased to have come across your blog and have enjoyed reading your posts. Have a look at my recent post for the rules/conditions regarding this award.
    I hope you accept the nomination and I look forward to seeing who you nominate. Congratulations!
    (P.S. There was no obvious way to contact you on the wordpress site, so I am leaving a comment on the most recent post…)

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    • For me there is an end to the work in 2 years as I’ll be allowed to retire according to my spouse! But the morning dread will probably not end completely as I have two concerns that will always be with me and even if I escape my day cage where I put on the best face I can, I’ll still have the concerns but will have to learn to manage them outside the confines of work as I do on weekends or vacations. I’ll still be cutting through haze, watching signs and trying to make it without a lucky break I’m sure! God is the only one I can trust and count on to see me through any day. Nice to see you again Mr. Johnson!

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