Diana van den Berg

Rookie - 3 Points (4 November 1945 / Durban, South Africa)

Workaholic Glee


On a roll
tapping the keys
and shaping a creation
until half past three this morning
for a client who wants the galaxy
and then up at six o’clock
for a jam-packed productive day.
What a buzz!

I drop to sleep every night
like a heavy log falling
oblivious to most
thunderstorms and burglar alarms.

Tonight I will sleep
like a felled plantation
of invasive aliens.

Submitted: Sunday, August 11, 2013
Edited: Tuesday, August 27, 2013

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(23 February 2012)

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