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Working twilight
by Janet Bellinger
Thursday, April 06, 2006
Rated "G" by the Author.
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Working twilight


The contrast between the cedars and sky disappears

Everybody bone weary and near tears

In a state between work and leisure

Grabbing snitches of pleasure


Not having to watch the clock

To know work hour mocks

The house knows alarm clock hell draws near

Its rhythm is very clear


The refrigerator humming in time to the clock

Waiting for somebody to become overwrought 

When they canít find something quick to make for tomorrows lunch

The dryer full of clothes jumbled and scrunched.


A bird tweets at the top of the chimney flue

I hold myself back from calling you

Iím not afraid of birds I tell myself

As long as one doesnít fly down the chimney and land on the shelf


Eyes begin to burn

And minds no longer learn

Plans for evening projects laid aside

Flying in the face of pride


The house creaks once as the clock strikes eight

A tension arises about the childrenís slate

A parent settles the issue of which one is right

Tomorrow comes before weíve said goodbye to the twilight. 


Janet Bellinger

C 2006
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Reviewed by SilverCeltic Moon 4/16/2006
this takes you there. I've had morning like this. Great job! ;) Silver
Reviewed by Regina Pounds 4/13/2006
Exactly expressed that sense of weariness and stress - the daily treadmill - perfectly.

Reviewed by Birgit and Roger Pratcher 4/9/2006
This is a very realistic and great write!
Birgit and Roger
Reviewed by Regis Auffray 4/7/2006
So incredibly harsh and real. We had a duck fly about the living room in my parents' home once. It came down the chimney. We caught it and let it go back into the night. I guess the ducks liked the warmth of the chimney and roosted up there. I don't know. I'm no duck expert. Love this, Janet. Take care. Love and peace,

Reviewed by Crystal Silver Angel (Reader) 4/6/2006
Nice work here!!!
Reviewed by Peter Paton 4/6/2006
A day in the life...:)
I know that feeling...
Splendid introspective pen...
I put the snooze button on the alarm...lols

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