Margaret Alice Second

(24 January 1961 / South Africa)

Tomorrow I Shall Face Ordinary Things

Depressed and too hot I resort to fairy tales
to keep my mind off the woes of this place, the
story of Tinker Bell and Periwinkle disrupting the
whole of Pixie Hollow, reuniting two lovers, Queen
Clarion and Lord Milori, is enough at this moment,
tomorrow I shall face ordinary things

Such as getting hold of a dentist and seeking my
lost document, today has already been spoiled by
signing the Performance Assessment - repeating
the process as I got the date wrong, then signed in
the wrong place, making a mess of administrative
papers - now that I have explained my woes

I’m even less inclined to do anything constructive,
it’s more interesting to probe a broken tooth with
my tongue, decorate my file for evaluations with
the image of a lady in a wide dress holding a pink
parasol which is so at variance with the grey
atmosphere of bureaucracy, it satisfies

My taste for the absurd and burlesque and shall
probably earn me a rebuke as being too superficial
for the serious business of translating stifling legal

22 April 2013

Submitted: Monday, April 22, 2013
Edited: Monday, April 22, 2013
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  • Gajanan Mishra (4/22/2013 5:59:00 AM)

    True life-struggling poem Margaret Alice, my dear poet, thanks,
    I invite you to read my poems and comment please. (Report) Reply

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