Margaret Alice Second

(24 January 1961 / South Africa)

Love Being In The Office [REVISED]


I love being in the office with the sweet-smelling
blooms I picked during my lunch-time walk, love
to sit at my computer console as if it’s the cockpit
controls of a rocket which visits far-off places,
even the wider universe - if I include physicists

Love sharing fun with Thokozile and explaining
mad letters to the President, asking her to send
her register of documents to help me do my list,
love humorous emails she sends - and sitting
at my desk reading a wonderful book

Love showing Dr Jokweni my hat and mask, &
telling Joyce and Winston of my poetic sorrow,
but don’t like the official reason I’m here, a long
text on building new streets in the Cote d’Ivoire -
sentences on surveys of roads

Being in a warm atmosphere, knowing interesting
texts will come to me eventually but suffering the
“street’s” text makes me lose courage so I look
for other things to do such as preparing 2 minute
noodles and using it as my excuse to sit back

And enjoy being here…

Friday 20 September 2013

[ORIGINAL: ]

I love being in the office, love the sweet-smelling
blossoms I picked during my lunch-time walk and
I love sitting at my computer console as if at the
cockpit of a rocket that can visit all far-off places
even the universe if I include physicists

I love sharing fun with Thokozile when explaining
mad letters to the President, asking her to send
her register of documents to help me do my list,
I love the humorous emails she sends, I love sit-
ting at my desk reading a wonderful book

I love showing Dr Jokweni my hat and mask and
telling Joyce and Winston of my sorrows in poetry,
but I don’t like the official reason I’m here, the long
text on building new streets in the Cote d’Ivoire,
sentences on surveys of roads

I just love being here in this warm atmosphere,
knowing an interesting text will come to me some-
time - but suffering through the text on streets makes
me lose courage and look for other things to do, such
as preparing 2 minute noodles

Using this as my excuse to sit back and enjoy
being here…

[Dedicated to my colleague Thokozile, always ready
to share fun with me]

20 September 2013

Submitted: Friday, September 20, 2013
Edited: Saturday, September 21, 2013

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  • Aftab Alam Khursheed (9/20/2013 8:17:00 AM)

    The best dedication time spend with colleagues and a particular colleague(Thokozile) I think one can can find jolly maker or to whom you may share jokes and.. nice one (Report) Reply

  • Khairul Ahsan (9/20/2013 7:45:00 AM)

    'I love sitting at my computer console as if at the
    cockpit of a rocket that can visit all far-off places'
    A very good description, liked it. (Report) Reply

  • Sameer Ahsan (9/20/2013 7:18:00 AM)

    good and expressing the simplest this this way is just awsm......loved it.
    plzz view my poems also hope u also love reading them (Report) Reply

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