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January 29, 2013
By ZebraWithoutStripes ELITE, Blue Springs, Missouri
ZebraWithoutStripes ELITE, Blue Springs, Missouri
102 articles 8 photos 85 comments

Favorite Quote:
To make a difference in the world, you have to be different from the world.


Second-hand smoke-stained smile
Cash slides across the counter
How are you doing today?
Three hundred forty-eight second encounter
Absent-minded actions are taken for
Empty-minded machines
She keys in the amount and prints the receipt
Taking the judgment with tobacco-flavored teeth
Veterans
Of the Saturday morning rush
Frizzy-haired mothers frown and businessmen rush
Clogging the arteries of grocery-store aisles
And echoing agendas on the '90s print tile
Paper or plastic?
Eye contact questioning the evidence of scholastic
Endeavors
They peg her
A high school drop-out dead-end job forever
And she'll sleep it off when she clocks out in eight hours
But you'll never know expectation's cruel powers.


The author's comments:
I work at Price Chopper and I think sometimes people forget I'm a person too.

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juneday GOLD said...
on Feb. 5 2013 at 6:26 pm
juneday GOLD, Barrington, Rhode Island
16 articles 1 photo 27 comments
interesting topic...maybe work on your grammar. like the perspective