Life seems but a quick succession of busy nothings. ~ Jane Austen

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Not Working

As I was laying in bed
I heard thunder.
It can't be
It must be something else.
Five minutes
I heard it again.
Definitely thunder.
Please, George
Call and say I don't need to work this morning
Then I can do some stuff that I need to get done before camp.
The phone rings.
No picking will be done this morning.
Maybe not this afternoon either.
He'll call.
Otherwise: come in tomorrow. 
I need the money,
But time is lacking, and I have commitments.
An unspoken, unthought prayer: answered.

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Danishes And Regret

When your boss buys you danishes
So sweet, thoughtful of him
That hour of regret when the danish sits your stomach like a rock
Because you are working hard in the heat
And your body would rather put energy into you cooling off, or even walking, than digesting all those carbs
Remind me to say no next time

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Bug Eat Bug World

Today at work I had a big, black, hornet-type bug flying around me. By big, I mean it would have been very painful to anger it. So I tread carefully for a few minutes. Then I noticed it had grabbed a grasshopper, which was about twice its size. The hornet was on top of the grasshopper's back, and dragged it on the ground about two feet before stopping. Just as I was beginning to wonder if the grasshopper was dead, the hornet left it, flew a couple circles around it, and flew off. The grasshopper was twitching. I have a feeling the hornet poisoned it, and had flown off to get help to carry it. I hate watching any creature suffer, but I reasoned in my head that if I helped the grasshopper, the hornet would either starve or get another bug. Any which way I looked something got hurt. And this grasshopper probably was paralyzed anyways. I'm not a 'treehugger'. Or anything close. But watching an innocent creature suffer, even a bug, in spite of my extreme dislike and even phobia of bugs, is saddening for me... Am I ridiculous? My friends would probably laugh. It is, after all, only a bug. But if I am honest with myself...

Friday, August 16, 2013

Life Goes By

Day by day
Another has passed.
Work some more.
Catch up on things, another day gone
Organize time
You've no time left.
Life goes by
Fast fast
Life goes by.

Sunday, August 4, 2013

Too Short

Another wonderful 24 hours... No matter how long our weekends together are, they are always too short... But this time it really was to short...

Saturday, August 3, 2013

Commitment Issues

My commitment to everything except my boyfriend seems to be lacking...