Tom J. Mariani

Rookie (January 1948 / San Francisco, CA)

Lady At The Desk Wouldn'T Understand - Poem by Tom J. Mariani

And it comes to this
Him putting back in his teeth
with one hand

Standing back to me
stall door open in the men's
bathroom at the Central Library

This rainy cold morning
he's just bathed
washed his clothes
repacked all he has

This rainy cold morning
I've been trying my hand
updating my resume
preparing for a job interview

I was able to
sleep in a little
shower shave at home
breakfast with my wife

He 's been tring to
keep warm
stay awake and
not get thrown out

Right now he
in the stall
me at a urinal
we're just two guys
taking a piss


Comments about Lady At The Desk Wouldn'T Understand by Tom J. Mariani

  • (4/19/2008 7:59:00 PM)


    The Lady at the Desk thus being equivalent with society at large... (Report) Reply

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  • (11/19/2007 4:36:00 PM)


    Nice, as usual. You do better on ordinary stuff than I do. I'm still too preoccupied with myself. My demon keeps pushing me there. I try to be more general, but it just doesn't come - yet. (Report) Reply

  • (11/19/2007 4:35:00 PM)


    Nice, as usual. You do better on ordinary stuff than I do. I'm still too preoccupied with myself. My demon keeps pushing me there. I try to be more general, but it just doesn't come - yet. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, November 8, 2007

Poem Edited: Saturday, April 23, 2011


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