I left the ice cream shop
To work at the mall
And I left the mall
When college started
And I left the library
Because I graduated
And I left the bookstore
To work at the gallery
And I left the gallery
To work at a better gallery
I left the better gallery
Because I had a baby
And I left the nonprofit I started
While the baby was little
Because it didn’t pay enough
I left the music school
Because of 9/11
And I left the teaching job
Because of the abuse
I left the theater company
Because of the ethics
And now it’s midmorning
And there’s a cat on my lap
And I work for myself


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s