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Wednesday, March 7, 2012

SLICE 7 of 31 Tomorrow


Wednesday night.
And I am just back from the copy shop.
Twenty-five copies of a resume.
Slate blue. 
Job Fair tomorrow. 
I will get up early.
Pray.
Review job postings. 
List my top ten.
Do morning duty.
Teach all day. 
Administer the last two sessions 
of the state reading and writing test.
Dismiss my students at 4:00
Then jump into my black and gray suit.
Professional dress please.
Drive ten miles back into town.
Jump out of the car.
Square my shoulders.
Take a deep breath
and trust
that there is a much bigger plan
than I can fathom.
And everything
will be ok.

11 comments:

Linda at teacherdance said...

I think it's wonderful that you wrote to tell everyone, & you wrote a poem-not so easy sometimes. You always seem like the most thoughtful & caring teacher & I can't imagine that won't shine through in your 'professional' suit. They don't call them power suits for nothing! Best of my wishes go to you tomorrow; I'll send waves across town to you!

Carol said...

Thanks! I can definitely use all the good thoughts and waves I can get!

Jama said...

I hope your busy day went well. I know there is a plan. I like your poetic approach to the adventure.

Jone said...

I love your poem. Will be sending good thoughts your way. Breathe.

Katie said...

I loved the line where you put the "professional dress only" in italics. That little bit broke up the text and sort of gave me that sense of loss of control we have when looking for a job. Best LUCK!! new opportunities await you.

Juliann in WA said...

Hope it went well

Karen said...

What a tough thing to have to do after a day like that. You and your sons have been in my thoughts. Best of luck because you deserve to have some good news come your way. Hope it went well.

katied said...

My thoughts are with you Carol. Trusting is so hard; I agree there is a plan. Hope all went well.

Janiel Wagstaff said...

Love your poem. What are you kind of job are you applying for? You sound like such a wonderful teacher...hope you're not leaving the ranks!
Good luck to you!
Janiel

Michelle said...

Thinking of you - knowing the right doors of opportunity will be waiting for you to enter.

Cathy said...

Carol,
Hoping it went well. I enjoyed your poem. I think you captured all the unsettling feelings of the unknown. Wishing you all the best!

Cathy