Across the Street

Consumed by work
pinstripe suit sits hunched
fingers click print, delete
legs walk then fold
break time
crystal vase of carnations
on white draped table
lips sip wine, talk at and smile
phone alarm chimes
legs cross the avenue
and return to work.

Consumed with work
hard hats firmly planted
hands pound, lug, drill
bodies climb, squat, and reach
break time
blue lunch bucket snaps shut
legs dangle from ibeam ledge
mouth gulps thermos coffee
foreman shouts warning
legs stand tall
and return to work.

2 thoughts on “Across the Street

  1. hlhivy June 29, 2015 / 1:56 pm

    Love the compare/contrast that’s happening here. We are unique – we experience similarity.

    Like

    • lillian June 29, 2015 / 2:15 pm

      Yes, exactly! So glad you liked it. Always nice to see you in my mornings! 🙂

      Liked by 1 person

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