I like keeping property,
Otherwise known as “my stuff,”
About it I’ll take no guff.
I invited her to my table
To pick up lozenges and change,
Looking and seeing her fiddle
I felt that jealousy then!
I’ve asked someone to wire
My N scale train layout,
Don’t if this one will answer
But I’ve gotten most done (just about).
Means letting him into my inmost lair,
Offering some of my trains ,
Hoping the deal we reach is square
Considering privacy pains.
Do you know that call centres and retail industry have the highest turnover rate each year? Like the title, it is a thankless job that hardly anyone appreciates, it is low paying too. You hardly see any kids who will pen down their ambition as a customer service officer in America Express or a sales associate at H&M. More likely, these jobs are filled by students on summer breaks or someone who is in between jobs, looking for a breakthrough. You may place waitressing in a restaurant or a bar as a thankless job, however, you usually will tip a server but you’ll never tip a retail sales associate.
I have been in all 3 jobs. A summer job as an apprentice bartender when I was a student. Sales associate in a jewellery store when I was 22. I was 14 years old when I was a telephone operator in…
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Blurb from Colette Inez
On Stephen Page’s A Ranch Bordering the Salty River
This strong and unerringly honest book gives us a unique perspective of a poet/rancher. The poet (his books and diplomas hidden in a secret room) has an insightful grasp of the largely uneasy worker-boss relationship and makes poems out of his ambivalence. Page’s world of horses, cows, birds, grasses, native flowers, and trees are evoked with a mix of lyricism and exactitude. We come to trust his attachment to the land and to his wife and to his wife’s family. All this with a glimmer of a love story in which we may imagine what brought this erudite poet to gaucho country add up to a memorable collection.
– Colette Inez, author of The Luba Poems