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You used to care. Now you don’t give a whit

Two poems by Jane Blanchard

Condo

  • This property is absolutely ideal
  • Because of the incredible view.
  • The design might be a bit dated,
  • But the price is totally appropriate.
  • The incredible view of the ocean
  • Beyond the easily accessible beach
  • Makes the price totally appropriate
  • (Even with my modest commission).
  • Of course, the beach is not really accessible
  • At high tide once or twice every day,
  • But my commission, plain and simple, has been
  • To find you the very best unit available.
  • Believe it or not, once or twice every day,
  • Someone from somewhere calls to see
  • If this very best unit is still available,
  • So you really should consider making an offer.
  • Then I can call someone somewhere to see
  • What might be easily signed and dated
  • In exchange for a considerable offer
  • On this absolutely ideal property.

Drudge

  • You hate your job. If only you could quit.
  • You put up with a lot to stay employed.
  • You’ve had enough. You want to say, “That’s it.”
  • Most days you feel like such a hypocrite.
  • You dread the work you thought you once enjoyed.
  • You hate your job. If only you could quit.
  • You used to care. Now you don’t give a whit.
  • Your interest in the work has been destroyed.
  • You’ve had enough. You want to say, “That’s it.”
  • Your new boss, like the last, is some dimwit.
  • Your colleagues keep you more or less annoyed.
  • You hate your job. If only you could quit.
  • Square peg/round hole — you never were a fit.
  • You used to go for what you now avoid.
  • You’ve had enough. You want to say, “That’s it.”
  • You fantasize about a final split.
  • You’d rather not end up in some tabloid.
  • You hate your job. If only you could quit.
  • You’ve had enough. You want to say, “That’s it.”

Jane Blanchard lives and writes in Georgia. Her work has recently appeared in Blue Unicorn, The Dark Horse, The French Literary Review, The Lyric, The Rotary Dial, and Third Wednesday. Her first collection, Unloosed, is available from Kelsay Books; her second, Tides & Currents, is forthcoming from the same.

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Condo

  • This property is absolutely ideal
  • Because of the incredible view.
  • The design might be a bit dated,
  • But the price is totally appropriate.
  • The incredible view of the ocean
  • Beyond the easily accessible beach
  • Makes the price totally appropriate
  • (Even with my modest commission).
  • Of course, the beach is not really accessible
  • At high tide once or twice every day,
  • But my commission, plain and simple, has been
  • To find you the very best unit available.
  • Believe it or not, once or twice every day,
  • Someone from somewhere calls to see
  • If this very best unit is still available,
  • So you really should consider making an offer.
  • Then I can call someone somewhere to see
  • What might be easily signed and dated
  • In exchange for a considerable offer
  • On this absolutely ideal property.

Drudge

  • You hate your job. If only you could quit.
  • You put up with a lot to stay employed.
  • You’ve had enough. You want to say, “That’s it.”
  • Most days you feel like such a hypocrite.
  • You dread the work you thought you once enjoyed.
  • You hate your job. If only you could quit.
  • You used to care. Now you don’t give a whit.
  • Your interest in the work has been destroyed.
  • You’ve had enough. You want to say, “That’s it.”
  • Your new boss, like the last, is some dimwit.
  • Your colleagues keep you more or less annoyed.
  • You hate your job. If only you could quit.
  • Square peg/round hole — you never were a fit.
  • You used to go for what you now avoid.
  • You’ve had enough. You want to say, “That’s it.”
  • You fantasize about a final split.
  • You’d rather not end up in some tabloid.
  • You hate your job. If only you could quit.
  • You’ve had enough. You want to say, “That’s it.”

Jane Blanchard lives and writes in Georgia. Her work has recently appeared in Blue Unicorn, The Dark Horse, The French Literary Review, The Lyric, The Rotary Dial, and Third Wednesday. Her first collection, Unloosed, is available from Kelsay Books; her second, Tides & Currents, is forthcoming from the same.

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